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high table

noun, British
the table in the dining hall of a college, reserved for senior members of the college and distinguished guests.
Origin of high table
1300-50; Middle English Unabridged
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  • He walked quickly across the stage to a waist-high table on which rested a mahogany box.
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British Dictionary definitions for high table

high table

(sometimes capitals) the table, sometimes elevated, in the dining hall of a school, college, etc, at which the principal teachers, fellows, etc, sit
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