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bedspread

[bed-spred]
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noun
  1. an outer covering, usually decorative, for a bed.

Origin of bedspread

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; bed + spread
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  • She took the fleshless hand, kissed it, and laid it on the bedspread.

    Special Messenger

    Robert W. Chambers

  • She was still lying with her head buried in the bedspread when Kosloff returned.

    The Moon Colony

    William Dixon Bell

  • She took me into her guest room, and cautioned me to be careful about the bedspread.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • The bedspread is worked in small diamonds, which are joined together by over-sewing.

  • But, undoubtedly, for bedspread purposes, there is nothing like the pinks or the blues.


British Dictionary definitions for bedspread

bedspread

noun
  1. a top cover on a bed over other bedclothes
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Word Origin and History for bedspread

n.

also bed-spread, 1845, American English, from bed (n.) + spread (n.).

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