a small bed having an arched canopy on short posts.
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Origin of field bed
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for field bed
Ellen lay in a field-bed by me; she had watched several nights, and I obliged her now to undress and go into bed.Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph|Frances Sheridan
Mercutio uses the term in sport, and adds a quibble on field-bed, which was a camp-bed, or a bed on the ground.Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet|William Shakespeare