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 Brooks was found lying face down on her waterbed with stab wounds. Fox News, "Suspect in California cold case rape, murder wears coronavirus face mask in mug shot," 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, "Meet the Controversial Doctor Behind the Dr. Phil Empire," 27 Feb. 2020 What Goldman needed, apparently, was a waterbed to place in the pocket to cushion a potential Flacco fall. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Monday’s Bears storylines: The NFL’s roughing the passer absurdity, Matt Nagy’s timely lesson and David Montgomery’s extra effort," 22 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of waterbed

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waterbed was in 1935

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“Waterbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterbed. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for waterbed

water bed


Medical Definition of water bed

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

called also hydrostatic bed

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