nightstand

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Etymology[edit]

night (the conventional time for a person to be in bed) +‎ stand (an object which supports things)[1]

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nightstand (plural nightstands)

  1. (US) A small table or cabinet, typically with drawers, placed at the head side of a bed.
    He always kept a full glass of water on the nightstand.

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  1. ^ nightstand, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft revision; Sept. 2003]