sleigh bed

noun

: 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 pine furniture throughout the space, but particularly the sweet antique sleigh bed, was the impetus for Knorr’s business. Chantal Lamers, House Beautiful, 30 Jan. 2023 To make their master feel like a farmhouse retreat, Cathy selected a sleigh bed with a tufted linen headboard and chose a striped duvet cover that's reminiscent of French ticking for a vintage vibe. Janna Lufkin, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 June 2021 Stately and sophisticated, the wrought-iron sleigh bed was designed in partnership with the architect Kipp Edick, forged using traditional artisanal techniques and paired with upholstered head- and footboards to achieve an heirloom feel. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2020 Accommodations include whimsical decor, like a sleigh bed and bunk beds equipped with a slide. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 9 Dec. 2020 The room has pink-striped walls, a green floral rug and a wooden sleigh bed. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, 9 Oct. 2019 Somebody came in recently with a beautiful mahogany sideboard and a beautiful antique sleigh bed. Johanna Seltz, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2019 In guest rooms, fires and lamplight illuminate upholstered sleigh beds or traditional turned-wood New England bedsteads. Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleigh%20bed. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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