Court-cupboard
Court-cupboard Court"-cup`board (-k?b`b?rd), n. A movable sideboard or buffet, on which plate and other articles of luxury were displayed on special ocasions. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A way with the joint stools, remove the court-cupboard, look to the plate. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • court cupboard — noun Etymology: probably from court (I) : a cupboard of the 16th and 17th centuries in two sections the upper of which is closed with a door or doors and the lower open compare press cupboard * * * Eng. Furniture. a sideboard of the 16th and 17th …   Useful english dictionary

  • court cupboard — Eng. Furniture. a sideboard of the 16th and 17th centuries, having three open tiers, the middle of which sometimes has a small closed cabinet with oblique sides. Cf. press cupboard. [1585 95] * * * ▪ furniture   sideboard with three tiers, used… …   Universalium

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  • cupboard — /kub euhrd/, n. 1. a closet with shelves for dishes, cups, etc. 2. Chiefly Brit. any small closet or cabinet, as for clothes, food, or the like. [1275 1325; ME cuppebord. See CUP, BOARD] * * * ▪ furniture  type of furniture that originated in the …   Universalium

  • press cupboard — noun : a 16th and 17th century cupboard resembling a court cupboard but having drawers or doors below the main shelf * * * Eng. Furniture. a cupboard of the 16th and 17th centuries having an overhanging top above a recessed cabinet, beneath which …   Useful english dictionary

  • press cupboard — Eng. Furniture. a cupboard of the 16th and 17th centuries having an overhanging top above a recessed cabinet, beneath which is a section of drawers or cabinets. Cf. court cupboard. * * * …   Universalium

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