Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A chair with adjustable back to enable an invalid to sit up in bed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chair with adjustable back, for the sick, to support them while sitting up in bed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An adjustable frame designed to enable invalids to sit up in bed. Also called chair-bed.

Etymologies

bed +‎ chair (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Agelmar's private garden, under a thick bower dotted with white blossoms, Moiraine shifted on her bedchair.

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