bedpost

[ bed-pohst ]
/ ˈbɛdˌpoʊst /
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noun

one of the upright supports of a bedstead.
bedposts, Bowling. a split in which the seven and ten pins remain standing.

Origin of bedpost

First recorded in 1590–1600; bed + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for bedpost

bedpost

/ (ˈbɛdˌpəʊst) /

noun

any of the four vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
between you and me and the bedpost informal confidentially; in secret
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Word Origin and History for bedpost

bedpost


n.

also bed-post, 1590s, from bed (n.) + post (n.1).

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