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1A type of bed having a high, prow-shaped headboard and footboard; (also more generally) any bed shaped like a boat.
2A boat that serves as a bed.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. After French lit à bateau, lit en bateau (both 1835 or earlier), and lit-bateau.
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