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refectory table

noun
1.
a long, narrow table having a single stretcher between trestlelike supports at the ends.
2.
a narrow dining table having extensible ends.
Origin of refectory table
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • Lindsay sat in the big living-room beside the refectory table.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • But at that point Havelock the Dane removed his feet from the refectory table.

  • A small colony of social wasps built their comb under the refectory table of the village Mission-house.

    India and the Indians Edward F. Elwin
  • But, possibly, just such as came from those of the Tintern and Bolton Brethren when around the refectory table.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • Then she moves up on the R. side of the Chesterfield to the refectory table and takes off her hat.

    Belinda A. A. Milne
  • A big old bean-pot full of purple iris sat on one end of the refectory table.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • The lace cloth must also go over a refectory table without felt or other lining.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • Delia rises, goes to table and picks up water carafe which she replaces on refectory table up L.

    Belinda A. A. Milne
  • And they were making it a merry one; the refectory table was being loaded with the best that was left to them in meals and drinks.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for refectory table

refectory table

noun
1.
a long narrow dining table supported by two trestles joined by a stretcher or set into a base
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