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


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

Nearby words

  1. fournier,
  2. fourpence,
  3. fourpenny,
  4. fourplay,
  5. fourplex,
  6. fourragère,
  7. fourscore,
  8. foursome,
  9. foursquare,
  10. foursquarely

Origin of fourposter

First recorded in 1815–25; four + post1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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