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bed +‎ top


bedtop (plural bedtops)

  1. (rare) The top section of a four-poster bed.
    • 1858, Wilkie Collins, A Terribly Strange Bed
      Down and down, without pausing and without sounding, came the bedtop, and still my panic terror seemed to bind me faster and faster to the mattress []
    • 1981, Zick Rubin, Elton B McNeil, The Psychology of Being Human
      The bedtop hitting his neck had been worked into the dream as his execution (Webb and Bonnet, 1979) of the dream that we remember when we wake up.