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box bed

  1. a bed completely enclosed so as to resemble a box.
  2. a bed that folds up in the form of a box.
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Origin of box bed

First recorded in 1795–1805
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of box bed

  • A mild little voice issued from a box-bed in a corner of the room.

    Freaks on the Fells

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • He sat down on the edge of the box-bed no one had thought it worth while to remove, and covered his face while memory awoke.

  • The box-bed was of old almost universal in peasants' cottages in the Border.

  • Inside the cottage the rowan bunch was suspended from the top of the corner-cupboard or box-bed.

  • In my box-bed at that flower-baptized inn, I certainly did not sleep so well as in my own nest at school.