Gateleg Table

gate-leg table

[geyt-leg]
noun
a table having drop leaves supported by gate legs.
Also, gate-legged table.


Origin:
1900–05

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gate-leg table or gate-legged table
 
n
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
 
n

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gateleg 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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