- the framework of a bed supporting the springs and a mattress.
Origin of bedstead
Related Words for bedsteadbunk, mattress, cot, crib, couch, berth, bassinet, sack, platform, cradle, davenport, divan, pallet, trundle, chaise, bedstead
Examples from the Web for bedstead
Historical Examples of bedstead
Shut the door, put out the candle, turn me up in the bedstead!The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
During the night he managed to file the brass of his bedstead.My Double Life
For only keep the bedstead always in your mind; and you were safe.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
I've heard say that bedstead is nigh two hundred years of age.
He started up as these sounds met his ear, and, sitting on his bedstead, listened.
- the framework of a bed, usually including a headboard and springs but excluding the mattress and other coverings