- one of the upright supports of a bedstead.
- bedposts, Bowling. a split in which the seven and ten pins remain standing.
Origin of bedpost
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Examples from the Web for bedposts
Colwyn approached the head of the bed and bent down to examine the bedposts.The Hand in the Dark
Arthur J. Rees
I was glad when he ceased thumbing the bedposts and left me.Cardigan
Robert W. Chambers
The answer received was a loud and repeated “he-haw,” with the clattering of hoofs against the bedposts.The Comical Adventures of Twm Shon Catty
T. J. Llewelyn Prichard
He seized one of the bedposts, and it became immediately a fluted golden pillar.
A gag had been thrust into his mouth; and he was tightly bound, by a cord round his waist, to one of the bedposts.Held Fast For England
G. A. Henty
- 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 bedposts
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