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table British & World English

A piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at

under the counter British & World English

(With reference to goods bought or sold) surreptitiously and typically illegally

from farm to fork British & World English

Used to refer to the various processes in the food chain from agricultural production to consumption

loo table British & World English

A circular table for playing the card game loo on, or a table made in a similar style

table mat British & World English

A small mat used for protecting the surface of a table from hot dishes

table saw British & World English

A circular saw mounted under a table or bench so that the blade projects up through a slot

top table British & World English

The table at which the chief guests are placed at a formal dinner

bench table British & World English

A low stone seat on the inside of a wall or round the base of a pillar in a church, cloister, or other religious building

bird table British & World English

A small platform or table in a garden on which food for birds is placed

card table British & World English

A table for playing cards on, typically having legs that fold flat for storage and a baize surface

cold table British & World English

A selection of dishes of cold food in a restaurant or at a formal meal

light table British & World English

A horizontal or tilted surface of translucent glass or plastic with a light behind it, used as a light box for drawing or viewing transparencies or negatives

life table British & World English

A table of statistics relating to life expectancy and mortality for a given category of people

night table British & World English

A small low bedside table, typically having drawers

plane table British & World English

A surveying instrument used for direct plotting in the field, with a circular drawing board and pivoted alidade

sand table British & World English

A relief model in sand used to explain military tactics and plan campaigns

side table British & World English

A table placed at the side of a room or apart from the main table

pier table British & World English

A low table or bracket in the space between two windows, typically placed under a pier glass

rent table British & World English

A circular or octagonal office table of a kind made in the 18th century

Round Table British & World English

The table at which King Arthur and his knights sat so that none should have precedence

steam table British & World English

(In a cafeteria or restaurant) a table with slots to hold food containers which are kept hot by steam circulating beneath them

table knife British & World English

A knife used at meals, especially for eating the main course

table lamp British & World English

A small lamp designed to stand on a table

table linen British & World English

Fabric items used at mealtimes, such as tablecloths and napkins, collectively

table salt British & World English

Salt suitable for sprinkling on food at meals

table talk British & World English

Informal conversation carried on at meals

table wine British & World English

Wine of moderate quality considered suitable for drinking with a meal

tide table British & World English

A table indicating the times of high and low tides at a particular place

times table British & World English

informal term for multiplication table.

truth table British & World English

A diagram in rows and columns showing how the truth or falsity of a proposition varies with that of its components

high table British & World English

A table in a dining hall, typically on a platform, for the most important people, such as the fellows of a college

water table British & World English

The level below which the ground is saturated with water

corbel table British & World English

A projecting course of bricks or stones resting on corbels

console table British & World English

A table top supported by ornamented brackets against a wall

coffee table British & World English

A small, low table

dining table British & World English

A table on which meals are served in a dining room

gateleg table British & World English

A table with hinged legs that are swung out from the centre to support folding leaves and make the table larger

league table British & World English

A list of the competitors in a league, showing their ranking according to performance in a particular season

table d'hôte British & World English

A restaurant meal offered at a fixed price and with few if any choices

table licence British & World English

A licence permitting a restaurateur or hotelier to serve alcoholic drinks only with meals

table manners British & World English

Behaviour that is conventionally required while eating at table

table tennis British & World English

An indoor game based on tennis, played with small bats and a ball bounced on a table divided by a net

table-turning British & World English

A process or phenomenon in which a table is turned or moved supposedly by spiritual agency acting through a group of people who have placed their hands on its surface

trestle table British & World English

A table consisting of a board or boards laid on trestles

toilet table British & World English

old-fashioned term for dressing table.

vanity table British & World English

A dressing table

billiard table British & World English

A smooth rectangular cloth-covered table used for billiards, snooker, and some forms of pool, with six pockets at the corners and sides into which the balls can be struck

dressing table British & World English

A table with a mirror and drawers, used while dressing or applying make-up

pedestal table British & World English

A table with a single central support

operating table British & World English

A table on which a patient is placed during a surgical operation


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