- a light bedstead used in India, consisting of a web of rope or tape netting.
Also char·pai [chahr-pahy] /ˈtʃɑrˈpaɪ/.
Origin of charpoy
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During the fast they brought a man to me one evening on a charpoy.
They did not carry me out, but the Armenian brought me a charpoy, also burning hot.
There was a possibility that he might then raise himself above the charpoy and be seen.Barclay of the Guides
He lay propped on a charpoy in a nest of squab blue cushions.
But writhe as he liked, his darting glances always painfully returned to the still victim on the charpoy.
- a bedstead of woven webbing or hemp stretched on a wooden frame on four legs, common in India
C19: from Urdu cārpāī
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