bunk bed


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

Examples of bunk bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other resort highlights include elevated Southern meals at Ember & Elm, nightly s’mores and campfire sing-a-longs, and a range of room types including family suites with bunk beds. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 6 Nov. 2023 According to The Guardian, one such version was just 500 square feet featuring up to 30 residents, cut up with plywood bunk beds that each have their own sliding door. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Oct. 2023 The trailer opens with a familiar setting: an empty warehouse-type room filled with bunk beds. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 23 Oct. 2023 At the hacker house, Stallworth saw doctors, students and more congregating in a room with 20 child-sized bunk beds. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 There was one frame for a bunk bed but no mattress. David Bolaños Daniele Volpe, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 The Last Case That might have been the end of the story but for an unusual confluence of events that landed a former federal law clerk with an extraordinary resumé in a prison bunk bed next to the last inmate still fighting the 5th Circuit’s sham denials. Anat Rubin, ProPublica, 4 Nov. 2023 Her daily routine started at 6 a.m. with making her bunk bed. Dana Hedgpeth, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Aug. 2023 In the girl’s room, Howe tented a Pottery Barn bunk bed with a fabric by Nicky Haslam. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bunk bed was in 1890

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“Bunk bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunk%20bed. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

bunk bed

: one of two single beds placed one above the other

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