charpoy

[ chahr-poi ]
/ ˈtʃɑrˈpɔɪ /

noun

a light bedstead used in India, consisting of a web of rope or tape netting.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. charoseth,
  2. charpak,
  3. charpak, georges,
  4. charpentier,
  5. charpentier, gustave,
  6. charqui,
  7. charr,
  8. charred,
  9. charrette,
  10. charrière scale

Also char·pai [chahr-pahy] /ˈtʃɑrˈpaɪ/.

Origin of charpoy

1835–45; < Urdu chārpāi < Persian, equivalent to ch(ah)ār four + pāy foot

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charpoy

charpai (ˈtʃɑːpaɪ)

/ (ˈtʃɑːpɔɪ) /

noun

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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