bunk bed

noun

Definition of bunk bed 

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

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Often, staying in a hostel means sharing a room and bathroom with others and sleeping in bunk beds rather than on queen-size mattresses. Claire Tsosie, The Seattle Times, "How to see the world in your 20s without racking up debt," 9 Oct. 2018 According to Nigel Ashok Duara, a national correspondent for Vice News Tonight who was also on the press tour, each minor sleeps in a metal bunk bed alongside 19 other children in a canvas tent. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Journalist Says Images of Tent City for Immigrant Children Are ‘Sanitized’," 25 June 2018 The yearlong project added a bar, kitchen, bunk beds, pool table and five-car garage. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "America’s Enduring Love Affair With Barns," 22 Aug. 2018 Two pale, malnourished girls are photographed shackled to bunk beds. Fox News, "Latest: Adult children of couple accused of abuse in court," 22 June 2018 Families can choose from 13 styles of suites, such as the popular Wolf Den and Cabin suites, which come with a kids’ area tricked out with bunk beds and Great Wolf character themes. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "First look: Great Wolf Lodge Illinois ready to welcome guests, Chance the Rapper," 21 June 2018 Families can choose from 13 styles of suites, such as the popular Wolf Den and Cabin suites, which come with a kids’ area tricked out with bunk beds and Great Wolf character themes. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Chance the Rapper leads camp kids in test run at Great Wolf Lodge, Gurnee's newly renovated water park," 21 June 2018 Photos showed two pale, malnourished girls shackled to bunk beds. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Turpin sister's photos of shackled siblings draw gasps in court," 21 June 2018 Most shelters serve only men and women, often in large open rooms filled with bunk beds or cots. Yvonne Wenger, baltimoresun.com, "Salvation Army closing family shelter in Baltimore, leaving few options for children and parents," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of bunk bed

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bunk bed was in 1890

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bunk bed

noun

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

bunk bed

noun

Kids Definition of bunk bed

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

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