Meaning of field bed in English:

field bed

Pronunciation /ˈfiːld bɛd/


  • A portable or folding bed, originally for use by a soldier in the field; a camp bed. In later use also: a bed with an arched canopy and covered sides.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Geoffrey Fenton (c1539–1608), translator and administrator in Ireland. From field + bed.