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bedpost

[bed-pohst] /ˈbɛdˌpoʊst/
noun
1.
one of the upright supports of a bedstead.
2.
bedposts, Bowling. a split in which the seven and ten pins remain standing.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; bed + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for bedposts

bedpost

/ˈbɛdˌpəʊst/
noun
1.
any of the four vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
2.
(informal) between you and me and the bedpost, confidentially; in secret
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Word Origin and History for bedposts

bedpost

n.

also bed-post, 1590s, from bed (n.) + post (n.1).

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Slang definitions & phrases for bedposts

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the devil's bedposts


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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