sparver


sparver
/spahr"veuhr/, n.
1. a tentlike bed curtain or canopy.
2. a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling.
3. a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.
[1400-50; late ME sperver < MF esprevier sparrow hawk, canopy bed < Gmc]

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