a thin mattress, usually filled with layers of cotton batting and encased in cotton fabric, placed on a floor for sleeping, especially in traditional Japanese interiors, and folded and stored during the day.
- Also called shikibuton.
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How to use futon in a sentence
Kanu Caplash was lying on a futon in a medical center in Connecticut, wearing an eye mask and listening to music.Can psychedelics meet their potential for treating mental health disorders? | Laura Sanders | December 3, 2021 | Science News
Two sets of entrenched guides went in on thrift store futons for base camp at the beginning of the season, which turned into a race to create the most comfortable beds possible on $50-$75 a day wages.
I slowly got up from the futon in my room, the only bedroom in the apartment.
That night became two, and soon the boy claimed a futon in the upstairs office.Covid-19 destroyed a young man’s lungs. Can his foster mom let him go? | Steve Thompson | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
The Bean features a fold-up futon for the bed that can be used to create an indoor seating area around a stowable table if the weather goes south.Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping? | Will Taylor | November 28, 2020 | Outside Online
The mother carries what looks like a twin-size cotton futon mattress.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We arrange ourselves in a circle on metal foldout chairs and a futon.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild | Caitlin Dickson | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I had a futon bed laid flat on the ground and a plastic crate as a nightstand.Olympic Cyclist Dotsie Bausch's Past as a Model Battling Anorexia and Drug Addiction | Jennifer Sky | August 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ranch was lying in a corner on a futon, face down, mouth open, a white stain under his chin, breathing heavily.
That night Yuki San lay once more on her soft futon and watched the shadow of the night-lamp play upon the screens.Little Sister Snow | Frances Little
To-day my father bring what 'Merican call bureau, and many work-box and trays and much fine futon for to sleep on floor with.Little Sister Snow | Frances Little
Overpowering any resistance, moral and physical, these energetic samurai women bundled their mistress well into futon (quilts).Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) | James S. De Benneville
Coughing up great clouts of blood, the girl sank back, dying on the futon.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari | James S. De Benneville
The cries were repeated, and the guest, cold with horror, found that the voices proceeded from his futon (quilt).Myths & Legends of Japan | F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
British Dictionary definitions for futon
a Japanese padded quilt, laid on the floor for use as a bed, or on a frame for use as a chair
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