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  1. Lovelina

    Lovelina Member

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    What do you call the "top deck of the bunk bed"?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Lovelina, Jun 2, 2012.

    I'm wondering what is the correct term for/great way to describe the upper portion of a bunk bed. :) The shorter the better. Thank you.
     
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    "top bunk"
     
  3. Lovelina

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    That was easy. Thanks.
     
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    yup!... or 'upper bunk'...
     
  5. Lovelina

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    I used "upper bunk" at first, it felt strange to me, I think I was nitpicking. Thanks mammamaia!
     
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    If the bunk beds are on a ship or a train (or other vehicle), they are also called the top/upper berth.
     
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    If the bunk beds are on a ship and it's a modern military setting, we Navy call them "Racks": Top rack, middle rack, bottom rack.
    Either way it looks like your description of the top bed of a bunk set is going to be two words long... Unless there's someone who knows the one-word definition for "Top bunk"...?
     
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    my kids called it 'upstairs'
     
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    Top bunk
     
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    Second that, think its a Brit thing but we all call it a top bunk...obviously the one underneath is the bottom bunk :)
     
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    That is actually relevant to my book. I was calling them top and bottom bunks without really thinking about that. Gotta change it. What do you call roommates in this setting?
     
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    bunkmates
     

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