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actuarial table

  • noun a table of statistical data
    actuarial table.
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Alphonsine tables

  • astronomical tables prepared under the patronage of Alphonso the Wise.
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Analytical table

  • (Nat. Hist.), a table in which the characteristics of the species or other groups are arranged so as to facilitate the determination of their names.
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Bench table

  • (Arch.), a projecting course at the base of a building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat.
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billiard table

  • noun game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played
    billiard table; pool table.
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breakfast table

  • noun a table where breakfast is eaten
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Card table

  • noun a table for playing cards (as in a casino)
  • noun a small light table with folding legs; can be folded for storage
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  • a table for use inplaying cards, esp. one having a leaf which folds over.
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Chancel table

  • the communion table.
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cocktail table

  • noun low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served
    cocktail table.
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coffee table

  • noun low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served
    cocktail table.
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coffee-table book

  • noun an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
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Communion table

  • noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given
    altar; communion table.
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  • the table upon which the elements are placed at the celebration of the Lord's supper.
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conference table

  • noun the table that conferees sit around as they hold a meeting
    council board; conference table.
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Console table

  • noun a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
    console.
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  • a table whose top is supported by two or more consoles instead of legs.
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corbel-table

Cor"bel-ta`ble noun
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  1. (Arch.) A horizontal row of corbels, with the panels or filling between them; also, less properly used to include the stringcourse on them.
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correlation table

  • noun a two-way tabulation of the relations between correlates; row headings are the scores on one variable and column headings are the scores on the second variables and a cell shows how many times the score on that row was associated with the score in that column
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Council board, Council table

  • the table round which a council holds consultation; also, the council itself in deliberation.
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council table

  • noun the table that conferees sit around as they hold a meeting
    council board; conference table.
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decision table

  • noun a table of all contingencies and the actions to be taken for each
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Determinative tables

  • (Nat. Hist.), tables presenting the specific character of minerals, plants, etc., to assist in determining the species to which a specimen belongs.
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dining table

  • noun a table at which meals are served
    board.
    • he helped her clear the dining table
    • a feast was spread upon the board
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dining-room table

  • noun dining-room furniture consisting of a table on which meals can be served
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dinner table

  • noun the dining table where dinner is served and eaten
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drafting table

  • noun a worktable with adjustable top
    drafting table.
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drawing table

  • noun a worktable with adjustable top
    drafting table.
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Dressing table

  • noun low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
    dressing table; vanity; dresser.
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  • a table at which a person may dress, and on which articles for the toilet stand.
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drop-leaf table

  • noun a table that has a drop-leaf to enlarge its surface
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Earth table

  • (Arch.), the lowest course of stones visible in a building; the ground table.
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Extension table

  • a table so constructed as to be readily extended or contracted in length.
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file allocation table

  • noun the part of a floppy disk or hard disk where information is stored about the location of each piece of information on the disk (and about the location of unusable areas of the disk)
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gaming table

  • noun a table used for gambling; may be equipped with a gameboard and slots for chips
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gateleg table

  • noun a drop-leaf table with the drop-leaves supported by hinged legs
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graduated table

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; scale; ordered series.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
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Grass table

  • . (Arch.) See Earth table, under Earth.
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Ground table

  • . (Arch.) See Earth table, under Earth.
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Hazard table

  • a a table on which hazard is played, or any game of chance for stakes.
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high table

  • noun a dining table in a dining-hall raised on a platform; seats are reserved for distinguished persons
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Inking troughtable

  • a trough or table from which the inking roller receives its ink.
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japanese table pine

  • noun pine native to Japan and Korea having a wide-spreading irregular crown when mature; grown as an ornamental
    Japanese red pine; Pinus densiflora.
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king arthur's round table

  • noun (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights
    King Arthur's Round Table.
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kitchen table

  • noun a table in the kitchen
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knight of the round table

  • noun in the Arthurian legend, a knight of King Arthur's court
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Loo table

  • a round table adapted for a circle of persons playing loo.
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lord's table

  • noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given
    altar; communion table.
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Lunar tables

  • . (a) (Astron.) Tables of the moon's motions, arranged for computing the moon's true place at any time past or future . (b) (Navigation) Tables for correcting an observed lunar distance on account of refraction and parallax.
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Meteorological table, Meteorological register

  • a table or register exhibiting the state of the air and its temperature, weight, dryness, moisture, motion, etc.
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mortality table

  • noun an actuarial table indicating life expectancy and probability of death as a function or age and sex and occupation etc
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Multiplication table

  • a table giving the product of a set of numbers multiplied in some regular way; commonly, a table giving the products of the first ten or twelve numbers multiplied successively by 1, 2, 3, etc., up to 10 or 12.
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on the table

  • adjective satellite able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise
    negotiable.
    • negotiable demands
    • the proposal is still on the table
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operating table

  • noun table on which the patient lies during a surgical operation
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parsons table

  • noun a sturdy rectangular table with block legs at the four corners; the top and the legs are the same width
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pedestal table

  • noun a table supported by a single central column
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Percussion sieve, Percussion table

  • a machine for sorting ores by agitation in running water.
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periodic table

  • noun (chemistry) a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements according to atomic number as based on the periodic law
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Pier table

  • noun a low table set below a pier glass
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  • a table made to stand between windows.
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pin table

  • noun game equipment on which pinball is played
    pinball machine.
    • in Britain they call a pinball machine a pin table
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ping-pong table

  • noun a table used for playing table tennis
    ping-pong table; pingpong table.
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pingpong table

  • noun a table used for playing table tennis
    ping-pong table; pingpong table.
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Plane table

  • noun surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripod; used to sight and map topographical details
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  • an instrument used for plotting the lines of a survey on paper in the field.
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Pool table

  • noun game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played
    billiard table; pool table.
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  • a billiard table with pockets.
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refectory table

  • noun a long narrow dining table supported by a stretcher between two trestles
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round table

  • noun a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views
    roundtable; round table.
    • a roundtable on the future of computing
  • noun (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights
    King Arthur's Round Table.
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round-table conference

  • noun a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views
    roundtable; round table.
    • a roundtable on the future of computing
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Sewing press, ∨ Sewing table

  • (Bookbinding), a fixture or table having a frame in which are held the cords to which the back edges of folded sheets are sewed to form a book.
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Side table

  • a table placed either against the wall or aside from the principal table.
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Sleeping table

  • (Mining), a stationary inclined platform on which pulverized ore is washed; a kind of buddle.
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snooker table

  • noun game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played
    billiard table; pool table.
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statistical table

  • noun a table of statistical data
    actuarial table.
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Steam table

  • a table on which are dishes heated by steam for keeping food warm in the carving room of a hotel, restaurant, etc.
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table d'hote

  • noun a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price
  • adjective (of a restaurant meal) complete but with limited choices and at a fixed price
    prix fixe.
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Ta"ble d'hôte" (Also<
  • Table d'hote
  • Table d'hôte
)
Etymology
F., literally, table of the landlord.
Wordforms
plural Tables d'hôte
Definitions
  1. A common table for guests at a hotel; an ordinary.
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table game

  • noun a game that is played on a table
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table knife

  • noun a knife used for eating at dining table
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table lamp

  • noun a lamp that sits on a table
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table lifting

  • noun manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
    table tilting; table lifting; table tipping.
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table linen

  • noun linens for the dining table
    napery.
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table mat

  • noun a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table
    hot pad.
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table mustard

  • noun pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
    mustard.
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table napkin

  • noun a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
    serviette; napkin.
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table of contents

  • noun a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
    contents.
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table rapping

  • noun alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
    spirit rapping; table rapping.
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table salt

  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; salt.
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table saw

  • noun a circular saw mounted under a table or bench so that the blade of the saw projects up through a slot
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table service

  • noun tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
    service.
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table talk

  • noun conversation during a meal
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table tapping

  • noun alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
    spirit rapping; table rapping.
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table tennis

  • noun a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball
    Ping-Pong.
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table tilting

  • noun manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
    table tilting; table lifting; table tipping.
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table tipping

  • noun manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
    table tilting; table lifting; table tipping.
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table turning

  • noun manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
    table tilting; table lifting; table tipping.
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table wine

  • noun wine containing not more than 14 percent alcohol usually served with a meal
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table-land

Ta"ble-land` noun
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  1. A broad, level, elevated area of land; a plateau.
    The toppling crags of Duty scaled, Are close upon the shining table-lands To which our God himself is moon and sun. Tennyson.
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table-mountain pine

  • noun a small two-needled upland pine of the eastern United States (Appalachians) having dark brown flaking bark and thorn-tipped cone scales
    prickly pine; hickory pine; Pinus pungens.
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table-tennis bat

  • noun paddle used to play table tennis
    pingpong paddle; table-tennis bat.
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table-tennis racquet

  • noun paddle used to play table tennis
    pingpong paddle; table-tennis bat.
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table-tennis table

  • noun a table used for playing table tennis
    ping-pong table; pingpong table.
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Tea table

  • noun a small table for serving afternoon tea
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  • a table on which tea furniture is set, or at which tea is drunk.
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Throwing engine, Throwing mill, Throwing table, ∨ Throwing wheel

  • (Pottery), a machine on which earthenware is first rudely shaped by the hand of the potter from a mass of clay revolving rapidly on a disk or table carried by a vertical spindle; a potter's wheel.
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Tide table

  • a table giving the time of the rise and fall of the tide at any place.
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tilt-top table

  • noun a pedestal table whose top is hinged so that it can be tilted to a vertical position
    tilt-top table; tip table.
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time-table

Time"-ta`ble noun
Definitions
  1. A tabular statement of the time at which, or within which, several things are to take place, as the recitations in a school, the departure and arrival of railroad trains or other public conveyances, the rise and fall of the tides, etc.
  2. (Railroad) A plane surface divided in one direction with lines representing hours and minutes, and in the other with lines representing miles, and having diagonals (usually movable strings) representing the speed and position of various trains.
  3. (Mus.) A table showing the notation, length, or duration of the several notes.
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tip table

  • noun a pedestal table whose top is hinged so that it can be tilted to a vertical position
    tilt-top table; tip table.
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tip-top table

  • noun a pedestal table whose top is hinged so that it can be tilted to a vertical position
    tilt-top table; tip table.
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To fence the tables

  • (Scot. Church), to make a solemn address to those who present themselves to commune at the Lord's supper, on the feelings appropriate to the service, in order to hinder, so far as possible, those who are unworthy from approaching the table. McCheyne.
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To sit at meatat table

  • to be at table for eating.
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To turn the tables

  • to reverse the chances or conditions of success or superiority; to give the advantage to the person or side previously at a disadvantage.
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Toilet table

  • noun low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
    dressing table; vanity; dresser.
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  • a dressing table; a toilet. See def. 2 above.
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training table

  • noun planned meals for athletes in training (usually served in a mess hall)
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Transfer table

  • . (Railroad) Same as Traverse table. See under Traverse.
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Traverse table

  • . (a) (Naut. & Surv.) A table by means of which the difference of latitude and departure corresponding to any given course and distance may be found by inspection. It contains the lengths of the two sides of a right-angled triangle, usually for every quarter of a degree of angle, and for lengths of the hypothenuse, from 1 to 100. (b) (Railroad) A platform with one or more tracks, and arranged to move laterally on wheels, for shifting cars, etc., from one line of track to another.
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trestle table

  • noun a table supported on trestles
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Trivet table

  • a table supported by three legs.
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turn the tables

  • verb cause a complete reversal of the circumstances
    turn the tide.
    • The tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power!
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under-the-table

  • adjective satellite designed and carried out secretly or confidentially
    behind-the-scenes; sub-rosa.
    • a sub-rosa report
    • has their under-the-table backing
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water table

  • noun underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water
    water level; groundwater level.
    • spring rains had raised the water table
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Wa"ter ta"ble
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  1. (Arch.) A molding, or other projection, in the wall of a building, to throw off the water, -- generally used in the United States for the first table above the surface of the ground (see Table, n., 9), that is, for the table at the top of the foundation and the beginning of the upper wall.
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Whirling table

  • . (a) (Physics) An apparatus provided with one or more revolving disks, with weights, pulleys, and other attachments, for illustrating the phenomena and laws of centrifugal force, and the like. (b) A potter's wheel.
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work table

  • noun a table designed for a particular task
    worktable.
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Writing table

  • noun a desk used for writing
    secretaire; escritoire; secretary.
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  • a table fitted or used for writing upon.
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