Definition of charpoy in English:

charpoy

noun

Indian
  • A light bedstead.

    • ‘They sat on charpoys, heads lowered, hands cupped around their faces.’
    • ‘In winter, log fires blaze amidst the charpoys scattered around for people to sit on, chat, and enjoy the shows and dances.’
    • ‘Inside the gate the maintenance staff, three or four men, sat idly on a charpoy.’
    • ‘We sit cross-legged, facing each other, on a charpoy - a bedstead - in the middle of the farmyard.’
    • ‘I had my charpoy in the station master's office: I didn't dare go back to my house.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Urdu cārpāī four-legged, from Persian.

Pronunciation:

charpoy

/ˈtʃɑːpɔɪ/