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high table

noun, British
1.
the table in the dining hall of a college, reserved for senior members of the college and distinguished guests.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for high-table

high table

noun
1.
(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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