fourposter


fourposter

fourposter [fawr-poh-ster, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a bed with four corner posts, as for supporting a canopy, curtains, etc.
  2. a four-masted sailing vessel.

Origin of fourposter First recorded in 1815–25; four + post1 + -er1 Examples from the Web for four-poster Historical Examples of four-poster

  • “And this four-poster with the pineapple tops and the canopy,” she goes on.

    The House of Torchy

    Sewell Ford

  • Second, nobody mistook their pew for their four-poster during the sermon.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

    Charles Reade

  • The four-poster once more took on its likeness to a ship in full sail.

    Barbara Lynn

    Emily J. Jenkinson

  • She lay in the four-poster, shut in from distracting sounds and sights by the curtains.

    Barbara Lynn

    Emily J. Jenkinson

  • So had the old woman in the four-poster looked eighty years ago.

    Barbara Lynn

    Emily J. Jenkinson

  • British Dictionary definitions for four-poster four-poster noun

    1. a bed with posts at each corner supporting a canopy and curtainsAlso called: four-poster bed

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