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charpoy

[chahr-poi] /ˈtʃɑrˈpɔɪ/
noun
1.
a light bedstead used in India, consisting of a web of rope or tape netting.
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[chahr-pahy] /ˈtʃɑrˈpaɪ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Urdu chārpāi < Persian, equivalent to ch(ah)ār four + pāy foot
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charpoy

/ˈtʃɑːpɔɪ/
noun
1.
a bedstead of woven webbing or hemp stretched on a wooden frame on four legs, common in India
Word Origin
C19: from Urdu cārpāī
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