Definition of charpoy in English:


Line breaks: char|poy
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɑːpɔɪ


  • A light bedstead.
    More example sentences
    • We sit cross-legged, facing each other, on a charpoy - a bedstead - in the middle of the farmyard.
    • In winter, log fires blaze amidst the charpoys scattered around for people to sit on, chat, and enjoy the shows and dances.
    • Inside the gate the maintenance staff, three or four men, sat idly on a charpoy.


mid 17th century: from Urdu cārpāī 'four-legged', from Persian.

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