fourposter

[ fawr-poh-ster, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˈpoʊ stər, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

a bed with four corner posts, as for supporting a canopy, curtains, etc.
a four-masted sailing vessel.

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Origin of fourposter

First recorded in 1815–25; four + post1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for fourposter

four-poster

noun

a bed with posts at each corner supporting a canopy and curtainsAlso called: four-poster bed
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