Meaning of bed-warmer in English:



  • A device for warming a bed, typically a metal pan filled with warm coals.

    ‘‘Maybe he finally wants a bed-warmer,’ blankly stated one of the four kitchen hands, James.’
    • ‘There was a bed too, with soft white sheets, and a willing maid with a copper bed-warmer full of hot coals.’
    • ‘Part of the hotel's hospitality included a maid who came to warm the guest's bed with a bed-warmer.’