A bed consisting of a wooden frame strung with interlaced cords or webbing, used chiefly in South Asia.
[Hindi cārpāī and Urdu čārpā'ī, both from Persian cār-pāy, bedstead : cār-, four (from Old Iranian cathru-, four; see kwetwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + pāy, foot (from Middle Persian pāy); see ped- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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