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

Examples of waterbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pretty much any member who owned a waterbed is voting for this movie. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2022 Ultrasonic humidifiers like mine contain transducers that pulse at a frequency well out of reach of human hearing, and those transducers are connected to a part, usually metal, that's submerged in a waterbed and converts the signals into movement. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 5 Jan. 2022 There was indeed a waterbed delivered to Peters’ home in the Encino hills, though the real events weren’t nearly as dramatic. Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 2021 After discovering a waterbed on display at a local wig shop, Gary decides to try selling them himself, launching a company called Soggy Bottom (the film’s working title for a time) at a lame local expo where John C. Reilly makes an amusing cameo. Peter Debruge, Variety, 15 Nov. 2021 In the film, Jon Peters is hyper-aggressive when Gary and Alana deliver a waterbed to his house. Brent Lang, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 Performing stand-up in the weeks following 9/11 was like trying to set up bowling pins on a waterbed during an earthquake. Jesse David Fox, Vulture, 9 Sep. 2021 Brooks was found lying face down on her waterbed with stab wounds. Fox News, 28 Apr. 2020 The chamber is a heated waterbed in which clients, cloaked in darkness, speak to their therapist or listen to music. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of waterbed

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Waterbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterbed. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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variants: or water bed \ ˈwȯt-​ər-​ˌbed , ˈwät-​ How to pronounce waterbed (audio) \

Medical Definition of waterbed

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

called also hydrostatic bed


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