|gate-leg table or gate-legged table|
|a table with one or two drop leaves that are supported when in use by a hinged leg swung out from the frame|
|gate-legged table or gate-legged table|
type of table first used in England in the 16th century. The top had a fixed section and one or two hinged sections, which, when not in use, folded back onto the fixed section or were allowed to hang vertically. The hinged section, or flap, was supported on pivoted legs joined at the top and bottom by stretchers and so constituting a gate. Large flaps had two supports, which had the advantage of providing freer leg space in the centre
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