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charpoy

[ chahr-poi ]

noun

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


charpoy

/ ˈtʃɑːpaɪ; ˈtʃɑːpɔɪ /

noun

  1. a bedstead of woven webbing or hemp stretched on a wooden frame on four legs, common in India


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Word History and Origins

Origin of charpoy1

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

Origin of charpoy1

C19: from Urdu cārpāī
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Example Sentences

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

Other herdsmen and villagers ran up, and a charpoy was sent for and the man brought into the village.

I lay down on the charpoy, peering through my leafy screen at the dead hind.

Having given my orders, I slept in the local police station on a charpoy lent me by the havildar, or sergeant, in charge.

The same evening a man was brought on a charpoy suffering great pain from a strangulated hernia.

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