Definition of four-poster in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfôrˈpōstər/
(also four-poster bed)


A bed with a post at each corner, sometimes supporting a canopy.
Example sentences
  • Hang your coat in the handcrafted armoire before stretching out on the four-poster with feather bed and comforter.
  • Face it: the four-poster or sleigh bed is a lot more inviting than the standard-issue metal frame with fake wood headboard that is found at many motels.
  • I remind myself of this on each of the seven occasions I wake up, staring at the sprigged floral canopy of my four-poster bed, calculating how much longer I have to lie here.

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Syllabification: four-post·er

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