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[nahyt-stand] /ˈnaɪtˌstænd/
Origin of nightstand
1960-65; night + stand Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nightstand
  • It's a small lamp that sits on the nightstand and projects a soft light onto the ceiling.
  • It is furnished with a bed, a nightstand, a small dresser and little else.
  • First the shoes came off, then the coins went on the nightstand.
  • There was no claim that her fingerprints were on the container of marijuana located in a nightstand in a bedroom.
  • It will sit quietly on your desk or nightstand until an alarm is sounded.
  • Horrified onlookers said their friend grabbed the gun from a nightstand, pointed it at himself, and acted confused.
  • Another one-cc syringe was found in the bedroom along with some white pills that were found on the nightstand.
  • In a nightstand next to the bed, the officers found a methamphetamine pipe and a small butane torch.
  • The units are furnished with a bed, nightstand and dresser for each resident, along with a dining table and chairs.
  • Officers also observed a bulletproof vest on the floor between the dresser and nightstand.
Contemporary definitions for nightstand

a bedside table, often with drawers, placed next to a bed; also called night table's 21st Century Lexicon
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