apple-pie bed


noun

a bed that has been short-sheeted as a joke.

Nearby words

  1. apple sauce,
  2. apple sucker,
  3. apple tree borer,
  4. apple valley,
  5. apple-pie,
  6. apple-pie order,
  7. apple-polish,
  8. appleby,
  9. applecart,
  10. appledrain

Origin of apple-pie bed

First recorded in 1770–80

Also called pie bed.

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British Dictionary definitions for apple-pie bed

apple-pie bed

noun

British a way of making a bed so as to prevent the person from entering it
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