the bed used by a sick person.

Origin of sickbed

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at sick1, bed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sickbed

Historical Examples of sickbed

  • I have had some experience as a nurse, and Rosebel is excellent around a sickbed.

    An Undivided Union

    Oliver Optic

  • He would have come himself but the shock threw him into a sickbed.


    Ludwig Thoma

  • As soon as Salazar got up from his sickbed he was back at the fort.

  • I am suffering from a severe chill, have recently come from a sickbed.


    James Joyce

  • The night which sunk down on the sickbed of Ramorny was not doomed to be a quiet one.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

    Sir Walter Scott

sickbed in Medicine




A sick person's bed.
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