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trestle table

a table having transverse slabs or rigid frames for supports, and usually strengthened by a long stretcher.
a table composed of a movable top supported by trestles.
Origin of trestle table
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was lying under the trestle-table, just where he dropped it before going on leave.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • He tugged at his neckbands and his hand fell heavily against the trestle-table.

  • A trestle-table, on which the fish are killed and cleaned, completes the equipment of the fish-wives.

    Denmark M. Pearson Thomson
  • The owner of the apartment is busily writing at a desk supported on a trestle-table.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • Ariadne looked like a picture, sitting at a trestle-table, and a thing like a torch burning at the back of her head.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • Robert was concealed behind, and Bill was standing on a trestle-table outside the tent making a speech.

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