Definition of half-tester in English:

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half-tester

Pronunciation: /ˌhafˈtestər/

noun

historical
1A canopy extending over half the length of a bed.
Example sentences
  • My bed had a fruity garland carved in the footboard and a half-tester dripping with lace overhead.
  • This had been Toby's room, so it was furnished with a tapestry half-tester over the king-size bed.
1.1A bed with a canopy extending over half the length of the bed.
Example sentences
  • It dates from 1350, and it feels like it: no trendy urban chic here, but four-posters and half-testers, high beamed ceilings and a profusion of heraldic crests on bare stone walls (they're 7ft thick, you know).
  • Visitors can choose rooms with four poster, half-tester or antique brass beds and all are decorated to a very high standard.
  • Just visible in the photograph is the foot of an American half-tester cherry bed of about 1850, which was part of the furnishings at Lochinvar plantation in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

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Syllabification: half-test·er

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