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fourposter

[fawr-poh-ster, fohr-]
noun
  1. a bed with four corner posts, as for supporting a canopy, curtains, etc.
  2. a four-masted sailing vessel.
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Origin of fourposter

First recorded in 1815–25; four + post1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for fourposter

Historical Examples of fourposter

  • There is much to be said for a fourposter, but this is not the place in which to say it.

    A Book of Ghosts

    Sabine Baring-Gould