hospital bed

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noun

a bed having side rails that can be raised or lowered and a mattress base in three jointed sections so that the head, foot, or middle may be raised by a crank or motor, allowing a patient to lie in various positions, as a therapeutic aid or for comfort.

Nearby words

  1. hosing,
  2. hosp.,
  3. hospice,
  4. hospitable,
  5. hospital,
  6. hospital corner,
  7. hospital formulary,
  8. hospital gangrene,
  9. hospital light,
  10. hospital pass

Origin of hospital bed

First recorded in 1815–25

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