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[dey-bed] /ˈdeɪˌbɛd/
a couch that can be used as a sofa by day and a bed by night.
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 of daybed
1585-95; day + bed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To say nothing of the daybed in the living room for Em and himself.

    The Big Trip Up Yonder Kurt Vonnegut
  • Gramps had then moved the daybed before the television screen, so that he could watch from a reclining position.

    The Big Trip Up Yonder Kurt Vonnegut
  • Mrs. Marborough, still garbed in night clothing, lay on the daybed, her face ashen.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt

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