air mattress

air mattress
air mattress
a mattress or pad, as of plastic or rubber that is filled with air and later deflated, used for camping, an extra bed, etc.

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  • Air mattress — An air mattress is an inflatable mattress/sleeping pad. [ [ Air mattress] (definition on Princeton WordNet. Accessed 2008 08 10.)] Due to its buoyancy, it is also often used as a toy… …   Wikipedia

  • air mattress — air′ mat tress n. cvb a mattress, usu. of plastic or rubber, that can be inflated for use and deflated for storage • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • air mattress — noun A mattress that is inflated with air, and used as a temporary or permanent bed. Syn: air bed …   Wiktionary

  • air mattress — inflatable rubber mattress that is pumped full of air and is used as a bed or water floatable, airbed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air mattress — noun a mattress that can be stored flat and inflated for use (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑mattress • Hyponyms: ↑Lilo …   Useful english dictionary

  • air mattress — noun Date: 1851 mattress 1b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • air mattress — a mattress, usually of plastic or rubber, that can be inflated for use, as in camping, and deflated for storage. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • air mattress — /ˈɛə mætrəs/ (say air matruhs) noun → air bed …  

  • air mattress — noun N. Amer. an air bed …   English new terms dictionary

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