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drop leaf

noun, Furniture.
1.
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
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
drop-leaf, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drop leaves

drop leaf

noun
1.
  1. a hinged flap on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket or additional pivoted leg to extend the surface
  2. (as modifier) a drop-leaf table
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