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double bed

a bed large enough for two adults, especially a bed measuring 54 inches (137 cm) wide; full-size bed.
Origin of double bed
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There was a double bed in one, and two single ones in the other.

    Werwolves Elliott O'Donnell
  • "The question is whether to have a double bed or two single ones," she persisted.

    Max Fargus Owen Johnson
  • We reached the top floor, and were shown by the twins into an apartment containing a double bed with a stuffy canopy of damask.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • They even prefer a double bed to a single one, and I have often had the offer to sleep with me made out of real kindness.

    Diary in America, Series One Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • At ten o'clock the boys retired, to a large bed chamber containing a double bed and a good-sized cot.

    The Rover Boys In The Mountains

    Arthur M. Winfield
  • In these beds both sexes, strangers or not, lay promiscuously, the double bed being a halfpenny cheaper.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury

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