four-poster

noun
four-post·​er | \ ˌfȯr-ˈpō-stər How to pronounce four-poster (audio) \

Definition of four-poster

: a bed with tall often carved corner posts originally designed to support curtains or a canopy

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First Known Use of four-poster

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Four-poster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-poster. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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four-poster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of four-poster

: a bed with tall posts at each of its four corners

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