bunk bed


Definition of bunk bed 

: one of two single beds usually placed one above the other

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Plane maker Airbus and aerospace design firm Zodiac have teamed up to develop flying bunk beds that airlines can install in the cargo holds of planes, putting a new spin on the idea of first-class travel. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airbus Has a Radical Idea: Beds in the Cargo Hold," 10 Apr. 2018 At the Homestead facility, up to 12 children per room sleep in bunk beds in dorm-style buildings. Skyler Swisher, Sun-Sentinel.com, "From extortion to sex exploitation, South Florida facilities holding migrant kids have faced problems," 22 June 2018 Teens paid about $2 a night for a bunk bed and common bathroom. Avalon R. Zoppo, Philly.com, "Senior Week in Wildwood: A money-making machine that residents love to hate," 20 June 2018 By his rough count, there were 12 rooms that each held about 600 bunk beds. Aaron Leibowitz, miamiherald, "Harsh prison or cushy camp? Ex-staffers have different takes on life at Homestead shelter," 11 July 2018 Families can book suites with fun themes, including one with a log cabin inside a room that has bunk beds for kids, along with a television. New York Times, "Looking for a Weekend Escape? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Options," 6 July 2018 Some violate fire codes by using bunk beds to squeeze extra students into rooms. Avalon R. Zoppo, Philly.com, "Senior Week in Wildwood: A money-making machine that residents love to hate," 20 June 2018 The answer is nobody, though: David fell out of his bunk bed and landed on his face. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14 Episode 3 Recap: Why Is Everyone Getting Injured?," 11 June 2018 Sometime overnight, an ambulance came to Bachelor Mansion after David fell off his bunk bed. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "'The Bachelorette': NFL free agent Clay Harbor somehow hurts himself playing football," 11 June 2018

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bunk bed was in 1890

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English Language Learners Definition of bunk bed

: a type of bed for two people that has two single beds placed so that one is above the other

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Kids Definition of bunk bed

: one of two single beds usually placed one above the other

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