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fourposter

[fawr-poh-ster, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈpoʊ stər, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a bed with four corner posts, as for supporting a canopy, curtains, etc.
2.
a four-masted sailing vessel.
Origin of fourposter
1815-1825
1815-25; four + post1 + -er1
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  • There is much to be said for a fourposter, but this is not the place in which to say it.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould

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