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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So stood she at the high-table; and those two who bore the burden set it down thereon and drew off the covering, and lo!

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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