[ spahr-ver ]
/ ˈspɑr vər /


a tentlike bed curtain or canopy.
a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling.
a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.

Origin of sparver

1400–50; late Middle English sperver < Middle French esprevier sparrow hawk, canopy bed < Germanic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for sparver

  • And so then every of them sticke up the aungel about the bedde, and to lette down the corteyns of the sayd bedde, or sparver.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
  • Item a bedde with a sparver and counterpoint of cloth of golde, the curteyns of double sarcenet.