night·​stand | \ ˈnīt-ˌstand How to pronounce nightstand (audio) \

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The master bedroom had a black 9mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with 13 rounds in the top drawer of the nightstand. Sydney Czyzon, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Federal grand jury indicts Jonathan Copeland Sr., father of man who killed a Milwaukee police officer," 6 June 2019 On such occasions, take your makeup off from the proximity of your own bed by storing face wipes in your nightstand. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "5 Bad Beauty Habits to Break This Year (and How)," 29 Dec. 2018 To warm up the guest bedroom, a pair of Promemoria nightstands are covered in leather from Moore & Giles. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: An Art-Filled Penthouse Soars Over The NYC Skyline," 2 Apr. 2018 The boy grabbed a handgun, which was kept in a nightstand next to the bed, and shot the sister in the back of the head, the sheriff said. CNN, "A 9-year-old boy shot his older sister to death over a video game controller, sheriff says," 19 Mar. 2018 Get the Look: One-Piece Wonder The carved front of this mango wood nightstand qualifies it for heirloom status. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Winning Side-Table Styling Ideas," 22 Jan. 2018 By the bedrooms, there’s a cloud of lingering hairspray, a cheetah-print blanket, a pack of cigarettes on a nightstand and a birthday balloon floating in a corner. Morgan Greene,, "Cast of 'Lettie' visits the real Grace House for formerly incarcerated women on West Side," 10 Apr. 2018 These simple desk accessories free up space, eliminate unsightly wires, and add an unmistakably cool aesthetic to your nightstand or workspace. Popular Mechanics, "Charge Your Phone Wirelessly with This Ultra-Portable Pad," 19 Dec. 2018 One of life’s greatest little luxuries is a fancy perfume, one that smells wonderful and also makes your nightstand look just that much chicer. Alexandra Polkinghorn, WSJ, "Managing Editor Alexandra Polkinghorn’s Holiday Gift Guide: Little Luxuries," 4 Dec. 2018

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circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightstand was circa 1852

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English Language Learners Definition of nightstand

US : a small table that is next to a bed

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