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drawing table

a table having a surface consisting of a drawing board adjustable to various heights and angles.
Also called architect's table.
Origin of drawing table
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Near the window stood a drawing-table, on which were sheets of drawing-board, and glasses containing pulverized colors.

    The Nameless Castle Maurus Jkai
  • A piano, a music-rack, and a drawing-table completed the modest furnishings of the room.

  • Between the sofa and the drawing-table is a big wicker chair, with broad arms and a low sloping back, with its back to the light.

    Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw
  • One kind, called a drawing-table, had leaves so that it could be extended, a kind of extension-table.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • Against one of the two windows was a big, flat writing-table—or was it a drawing-table?

  • During the daytime he was accustomed to work at his desk or drawing-table for about ten hours.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • Perched on his high stool at the drawing-table, his materials before him, he drew in freehand what his ideas suggested.

    Fairfax and His Pride Marie Van Vorst
  • Horace sat down at his drawing-table, and, his head buried in his hands, tried to think out this latest complication.

    The Brass Bottle F. Anstey
  • It had been dropped squarely upon the drawing-table, and Lieutenant Wagner was mortally wounded.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
  • A drawing-table was an extension-table; it could by an arrangement of drop leaves be doubled in length.

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