Bedpost versus Bed Post

What is the Difference Between Bedpost and Bed Post?


When to Use Bedpost

A bedpost is a structural element of a bedframe. Most all beds that have bedposts will have four bedposts, but not all beds have bedposts.

Here are some examples,

  • The kids were being too rambunctious, and bumped their heads on a bedpost.
  • “I didn’t want to be just another notch in his bedpost,” said Marissa.

    When to Use Bed Post

    Bed post means the same thing. It is not used anywhere near as often as the single-word bedpost.

    Summary

    Is it bedpost or bed post? Bedpost and bed post are two variants of the same noun, which refers to a structural element of some bedframes.

  • Bedpost is the standard variant in several dictionaries.
  • Bedpost also enjoys a wide advantage in overall usage among English writers.
  • Bed post should be avoided in favor of the single-word.

    Bedpost and mattress are both two-syllable single words that relate to beds, so you can use this commonality to establish bedpost as correct in your mind.


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