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- A bed that is completely enclosed to provide the occupant with privacy, resembling a freestanding box or built into a wall.
- 2013, Norman Adams, Hangman's Brae: True crime and punishment in Aberdeen and the North-East, →ISBN:
- James locked up before going to bed in the kitchen but awoke early next morning to hear footsteps beyond the closed wooden shtters of his box-bed.
- A bed that has the form of a large box for storage, with the lid of the box serving as the sleeping platform.
- 2013, Ruskin Bond, Tales of Fosterganj, →ISBN:
- Perhaps the wood had warped too much during the monsoon, I thought, and the lid of the old box-bed did not fit properly.
- A bed that folds up to form a box.
- 1947, Modern Packaging, page 99:
- After many unsuccessful attempts, a "box-bed" was developed which met all requirements for packing practicability and of eye appeal for the owners. The boxes are supplied with a folding panel at one end which, when tilted back, becomes the head-board of the "bed".