[ chahr-poi ]
/ ˈtʃɑrˈpɔɪ /
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a light bedstead used in India, consisting of a web of rope or tape netting.
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Also char·pai [chahr-pahy]. /ˈtʃɑrˈpaɪ/.
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How to use charpoy in a sentence
But there we were, seated on a fairly worn-out charpai, surrounded by men, women and children.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
The poor creature lay on a sort of bedstead or charpai in a tidy little house consisting of one room and lighted only by the door.Southern Arabia|Theodore Bent
British Dictionary definitions for charpoy
/ (ˈtʃɑːpɔɪ) /
a bedstead of woven webbing or hemp stretched on a wooden frame on four legs, common in India
Word Origin for charpoy
C19: from Urdu cārpāī
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