bed rest


a prolonged rest in bed, as in the treatment of an illness.
a device used to support a person sitting up in bed.

Origin of bed rest

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bed-rest

  • One winter evening a woman came to my door to see if she could borrow a bed-rest.

    Change in the Village|(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt