trestle bed

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trestle bed (plural trestle beds)

  1. A portable bed supported by trestles, as used in a military camp, hospital etc.
    • 1919, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Rainbow Valley:
      You know that little trestle bed in the garret room, with the old mattress on it that the last minister left there?
    • 1928, Nan Shepherd, The Quarry Wood:
      She had long since ceased to share a bed with her, allowing Madge and Flossie the one respectable bed the room contained, and sleeping herself on a rackety trestle-bed underneath the window.