- a bed completely enclosed so as to resemble a box.
- a bed that folds up in the form of a box.
Origin of box bed
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for box bed
A mild little voice issued from a box-bed in a corner of the room.Freaks on the Fells
He sat down on the edge of the box-bed no one had thought it worth while to remove, and covered his face while memory awoke.The Days of Auld Lang Syne
The box-bed was of old almost universal in peasants' cottages in the Border.Highways and Byways in The Border
Inside the cottage the rowan bunch was suspended from the top of the corner-cupboard or box-bed.
In my box-bed at that flower-baptized inn, I certainly did not sleep so well as in my own nest at school.Charles Auchester, Volume 2 (of 2)