sleigh bed


Definition of sleigh bed

: a bed common especially in the first half of the 19th century having a solid headboard and footboard that roll outward at the top

Examples of sleigh bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The room has pink-striped walls, a green floral rug and a wooden sleigh bed. Hannah Chubb,, "Ric Ocasek’s $14M NYC Townhouse Where He Was Found Dead Is Back on the Market After a Price Cut," 9 Oct. 2019 Somebody came in recently with a beautiful mahogany sideboard and a beautiful antique sleigh bed. Johanna Seltz,, "At local swap shops, one person’s garden gnome is another’s treasure," 26 June 2019 Image The Room Noël Coward, Oscar Wilde and other bygone British dandies would have loved my cozy and elegant room, a Regency remake with paneled wooden doors, dark wooden furnishings, a luxurious sleigh bed and black silk robes for lounging. Seth Sherwood, New York Times, "In Bangkok, an Intimate Hotel With an Inky Past," 14 Apr. 2018 In guest rooms, fires and lamplight illuminate upholstered sleigh beds or traditional turned-wood New England bedsteads. Condé Nast Traveler, "Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond," 20 Oct. 2017 The Simla sleigh bed from Robert Lighton is accented with throw pillows from Lynda O'Connor and Max Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Master Bedroom with Amazing Pattern," 14 Jan. 2014

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First Known Use of sleigh bed

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sleigh bed was in 1902

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“Sleigh bed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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