One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A framework covered with mosquito netting to protect an individual from mosquitoes.
Early 19th century. From mosquito + French (lower Mississippi River) baire large piece of canvas tucked around bedding to bar mosquitoes, perhaps variant of French barre.
mosquito bar/mɒˈskiːtəʊ bɑː//məˈskiːtəʊ bɑː/
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