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hospital bed

a bed having side rails that can be raised or lowered and a mattress base in three jointed sections so that the head, foot, or middle may be raised by a crank or motor, allowing a patient to lie in various positions, as a therapeutic aid or for comfort.
Origin of hospital bed
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Lee's body was on a hospital bed, I would say, or a table—a table like you take into an operating room.

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He lay wheezing on the hospital bed, in his own room, in his own rented flat.

    Death of a Spaceman Walter M. Miller
  • North or South might win, while I lay stretched on a hospital bed.

    The Sword of Antietam Joseph A. Altsheler
  • A position that he then realized was flat on his back in a hospital bed.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Then, after two weeks on a hospital bed, he had arrived at college.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole

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