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waterbed

[ waw-ter-bed, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌbɛd, ˈwɒt ər- /
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noun

a bed having a liquid-filled rubber or plastic mattress in a rigid, often heated, waterproof frame, and providing a surface that conforms to the sleeper's body in any position.

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Origin of waterbed

First recorded in 1835–45; water + bed
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British Dictionary definitions for waterbed

water bed

noun

a waterproof mattress filled with water
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