charpoy

charpoy

[chahr-poi]
noun
a light bedstead used in India, consisting of a web of rope or tape netting.
Also, charpai [chahr-pahy] .


Origin:
1835–45; < Urdu chārpāi < Persian, equivalent to ch(ah)ār four + pāy foot

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charpoy or charpai (ˈtʃɑːpɔɪ, ˈtʃɑːpaɪ)
 
n
a bedstead of woven webbing or hemp stretched on a wooden frame on four legs, common in India
 
[C19: from Urdu cārpāī]
 
charpai or charpai
 
n
 
[C19: from Urdu cārpāī]

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