wa·​ter·​bed | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbed How to pronounce waterbed (audio) , ˈwä-\
variants: or water bed

Definition of waterbed

: a bed whose mattress is a watertight bag filled with water

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And not one of our experts supported a wobbly return for waterbeds. Catherine Romano, WSJ, "7 Past Décor Fads Worth Bringing Back," 3 May 2019 The Coombs family bought several acres of new farmland, and put in new waterbeds and fans in their barns. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "As Dean Milk contract ends, some farmers pick up a last-minute hope," 29 June 2018 Rather than simply lying down in a dirt pasture like regular cows, these royal cows sleep on waterbeds. Stacey Leasca, Southern Living, "WATCH: Even Queen Elizabeth’s Cows Are Treated Like Royalty," 11 June 2018 Today it’s windows are covered with plywood, the inside is full of trash from squatters and an old waterbed sits in one of the bedrooms. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Ulysses S. Grant’s 1849 Home in Detroit May Be Restored," 18 Apr. 2018 The shrouds were used for two smaller bedrooms, waterbed nooks and bathrooms. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Who will rescue the West Linn dome home from bankruptcy court? An artist, hobbit or developer? (photos)," 20 Mar. 2018 Know where very heavy objects rest on the floor above (pianos, refrigerators, waterbeds, etc.) and do not go under them. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Tornado safety tips: What to do if you're in a home, mobile home or office," 19 Mar. 2018 Strangers sent cards and gifts, including a puppy, a custom waterbed, and a five-foot-tall Winnie the Pooh. Alex Ronan, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Baby Jessica, the Baby Who Fell Into a Well," 16 Oct. 2017 But plans changed again, and Stacy decided to go home with Suzie and sleep on her new, king-sized waterbed. Max Londberg And Laura Bauer, kansascity, "25 years and no trace of 3 Missouri women: ‘People aren’t supposed to just disappear’," 7 June 2017

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of water bed

: a bed whose mattress is a plastic bag filled with water

called also hydrostatic bed

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