- a bed enclosed within a closet, cupboard, etc.
Compare Murphy bed.
Origin of press bed
First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for press bed
But Connie explained to Ronald that the huge wooden wardrobe was doubtless a press-bed which let down at night.Sue, A Little Heroine
L. T. Meade
Next door, in the dining-room, old Betty Harrison lay across the press-bed in which she usually slept.She Stands Accused
He is lying ill with a fever in the press-bed in the kitchen, where not a breath of air reaches him.Woman's Work in English Fiction
Clara Helen Whitmore