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bedpost (n.)

also bed-post, "post forming an angle of a bed frame," 1590s, from bed (n.) + post (n.1). Formerly they were made high to support a canopy and rods for a curtain.

updated on April 26, 2017

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Definitions of bedpost from WordNet

bedpost (n.)
any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead;
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