bunk bed


Definition of bunk bed

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

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But the coolest thing about the Summit is the sleeping set up: The trailer cabin includes bunk beds for two children and a sofa that transforms into a queen-size bed for two adults. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 5 best campers for people with kids," 30 Nov. 2018 The very unusual accommodations have two bedrooms (one with bunk beds for the kids), a bathroom, living room and immediate access to the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "This Floating Airbnb Lets You View the Great Barrier Reef From Bed," 10 June 2016 In the end, the triple bunk beds were what saved the space from chaos, leaving plenty of room for a beautiful ash ping-pong table and a TV/lounge area. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Triple Bunk Beds Are The Perfect Way To Optimize Space In Small Bedrooms," 18 Jan. 2019 But by then, two more inmates had attempted to kill themselves using the bunk beds. Cindy Chang, latimes.com, "LAPD hasn't taken basic measures to prevent suicides in its jails, scathing report says," 15 June 2018 Lucky for you, Luonto Furniture makes a sofa that easily transforms into a bunk bed, so your living room can double as sleeping space. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Every Apartment Needs A Sofa That Transforms Into A Bunk Bed," 28 Jan. 2019 Along the walls between the girls’ bunk beds hang colored drawings of Disney princesses and other art projects. Alicia A. Caldwell, WSJ, "Inside the Texas Tent City Housing More Than 1,000 Migrant Teens," 12 Oct. 2018 One set of living quarters appears to have four bunk beds, and the aisle between them is only about as wide as a person. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Come Take a Tour of America's Newest Nuclear Submarine," 7 Jan. 2019 For sleeping, the main full-size bed—located in the rear of the trailer—converts into a sofa, while the front area houses two bunk beds. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 5 best campers for people with kids," 30 Nov. 2018

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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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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