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daybed

[dey-bed] /ˈdeɪˌbɛd/
noun
1.
a couch that can be used as a sofa by day and a bed by night.
2.
a couch, especially of the 17th or 18th century, in the form of a usually armless chair, with a greatly elongated seat supported by extra legs and a slanted, sometimes hinged, back, used for reclining or sleeping during the day.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; day + bed
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day bed

noun
1.
a narrow bed, with a head piece and sometimes a foot piece and back, on which to recline during the day
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