Part of speech: noun

A framework for supporting a mattress, bedding, etc.

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Usage examples "bedstead":

  1. At the back of it stood a little iron bedstead; on the right was the door which led to the cabinet; on the left- the other which led to the corridor. - "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.
  2. French bedstead, 4 ft. - "Town Life in Australia 1883", R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny.
  3. In one corner stood a bedstead covered by a moth- eaten blanket, while all over the floor crumbling sandbags and old clothes and equipment gave it the appearance of a rag- and- bone shop. - "No Man's Land", H. C. McNeile.