Definition of bedstead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbedˌsted/


The framework of a bed on which the mattress is placed.
Example sentences
  • While you should consider changing your mattress every 10 years or so, the right bedstead or frame should last a lifetime (or at least as long as the marriage).
  • The beds had cast iron bedsteads and flowery covers with frilly edges.
  • An armoire stood between the door and the bedstead, an old four-poster crouching against the left wall, with no mattress and the canopy in tatters.

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Syllabification: bed·stead

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