drop leaves

drop leaf

noun Furniture.
a hinged leaf attached to the end or side of a table that can be raised to extend the tabletop or folded vertically downward when not in use.

Origin:
1880–85

drop-leaf, adjective
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drop leaf
 
n
a.  a hinged flap on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket or additional pivoted leg to extend the surface
 b.  (as modifier): a drop-leaf table

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