or so·fa-bed, so·fa·bed
- a sofa that can be converted into a bed, either by folding out the seat or by lowering the back to be flush with the seat.
Origin of sofa bed
First recorded in 1810–20
Also called so·fa-sleep·er, so·fa/sleep·er [soh-fuh-slee-per] /ˈsoʊ fəˌsli pər/.
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Examples from the Web for sofa-bed
Poor Alice had to share my sofa-bed, and, I assure you, it was a tight fit.The Girls of St. Wode's
L. T. Meade
Young Peel was obliged to sleep on a sofa-bed, in a kind of cupboard attached to the principal room.
The rector took charge of her brother, and had a sofa-bed made for him in the kind man's room.Endymion
Each had a tiny dressing-room with a sofa-bed, so it was easy to get up and dress without "brother" knowing.Five Minutes' Stories
Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
In each was the furniture for one simple room, a sofa-bed being the striking article in the inventory.Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories
Mrs. Woods Baker
- a sofa that can be converted into a bed
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Word Origin and History for sofa-bed
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