bunk bed


Definition of bunk bed

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

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He was reportedly found hanging in his jail cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck and secured to the top of a bunk bed, the New York Post reported. Fox News, "Federal agents search Jeffrey Epstein’s home in Virgin Islands," 13 Aug. 2019 Instead of being crammed into a bedroom with six cousins, Wheeler shared a bunk bed with her middle sister. Tyler Kraft, Indianapolis Star, "How devastating loss and impossible odds motivated Erica Wheeler's WNBA rise," 25 July 2019 Recently, a start-up began offering a bunk in a bunk bed in San Francisco for $1,200 a month. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, "Bakersfield, once the butt of jokes, is booming. So are many other inland California cities.," 19 July 2019 For now, Alice shares a bunk bed with her dad in a space that holds three other families. Jamie Yuccas, CBS News, ""There's no way out of this": More than 60,000 people now homeless in Los Angeles County," 5 July 2019 Those inmates slept on mattresses for a few days which were placed in hallways, as well as in cells where two other inmates already slept on a bunk bed, Nochomovitz said. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Immigrant inmates at Youngstown prison complain of crowded conditions," 3 June 2019 When a 5-year-old girl in Shanghai suffered brain damage late last year after falling off a bunk bed, millions of strangers all over China helped foot her surgical bills. WSJ, "Can’t Afford Surgery? In China, Millions Chip In Half a Penny to Cover You," 20 Apr. 2019 Left unsupervised in a private cell, Epstein was apparently provided not only with a bedsheet suitable for making a noose but also with a bunk bed tall enough to hang it from. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Keep investigating Jeffrey Epstein," 15 Aug. 2019 By Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio, Los Angeles Times SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The 12-year-old girl sat on the bottom bunk bed where her older sister, Keyla Salazar, used to sleep. Los Angeles Times, oregonlive.com, "Remembering Keyla, 13, the bullied girl with autism, gunned down at Gilroy Garlic Festival," 11 Aug. 2019

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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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