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

Origin of charpoy

1835–45; < Urdu chārpāi < Persian, equivalent to ch(ah)ār four + pāy foot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for charpoy

cot, charpoy

Examples from the Web for charpoy

Historical Examples of charpoy

  • During the fast they brought a man to me one evening on a charpoy.

    At the Court of the Amr

    John Alfred Gray

  • They did not carry me out, but the Armenian brought me a charpoy, also burning hot.

    At the Court of the Amr

    John Alfred Gray

  • There was a possibility that he might then raise himself above the charpoy and be seen.

    Barclay of the Guides

    Herbert Strang

  • He lay propped on a charpoy in a nest of squab blue cushions.

  • But writhe as he liked, his darting glances always painfully returned to the still victim on the charpoy.

British Dictionary definitions for charpoy


charpai (ˈtʃɑːpaɪ)

  1. 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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