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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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  • The bar area was shrouded in white boudoir curtains, with a chocolate leather daybed nearby.
  • Both the bed and daybed a rigged for traction and so that she could work lying down.
  • The apartment is a study in opposites where an ornate daybed is offset by the clean lines of geometrically shaped ceramics.
  • The room also featured a large balcony, including a plunge pool and daybed.
  • Her study has two large windows, but her eyes fix on the wall opposite the daybed.
  • A daybed is a couch that is used as a seat by day and as a bed by night.

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