a sofa that can be converted into a bed, either by folding out the seat or by lowering the back to be flush with the seat.
- Also called so·fa-sleep·er, so·fa/sleep·er [soh-fuh-slee-per]. /ˈsoʊ fəˌsli pər/.
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How to use sofa bed in a sentence
Darren was the kind of man who'd lug a sofa bed up three flights of stairs without a whisper of complaint.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin | Allison Glock | August 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The rector took charge of her brother, and had a sofa-bed made for him in the kind man's room.Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
Young Peel was obliged to sleep on a sofa-bed, in a kind of cupboard attached to the principal room.
Each had a tiny dressing-room with a sofa-bed, so it was easy to get up and dress without "brother" knowing.Five Minutes' Stories | Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
In each was the furniture for one simple room, a sofa-bed being the striking article in the inventory.Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories | Mrs. Woods Baker
In the box sofa-bed of the single room there was some one lying, pale and still.Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories | Mrs. Woods Baker
British Dictionary definitions for sofa bed
a sofa that can be converted into a bed
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