Definition of pig bed in US English:

pig bed

noun

  • 1A place where a pig lies; a pigsty.

  • 2Metallurgy. A bed of sand into which molten metal (chiefly iron) is run from a furnace to solidify into pigs.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Cobbett (1763–1835), political writer and farmer. From pig + bed.

Pronunciation

pig bed

/ˈpɪɡ bɛd/