Entry from British & World English dictionary
A light bedstead.
- 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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