drop leaf
noun Date: 1882 a hinged leaf on the side or end of a table that can be folded down

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drop leaf — drop′ leaf n. fur a hinged leaf attached to a table that can be raised to extend the tabletop or folded vertically downward when not in use • Etymology: 1880–85 drop′ leaf , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • drop leaf — ☆ drop leaf n. a hinged board attached to the side or end of a table as an extension of the surface: it hangs down when not in use drop leaf adj …   English World dictionary

  • drop leaf — drop leaf, adj. Furniture. a hinged leaf attached to the end or side of a table that can be raised to extend the tabletop or folded vertically downward when not in use. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • drop-leaf — noun a hinged leaf on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket • Hypernyms: ↑leaf • Part Holonyms: ↑drop leaf table * * * dropˈ leaf adjective (of a desk or table) with a hinged leaf (or leaves) which can be raised or dropped to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop leaf — noun : a table leaf hinged to the side or end of a table and folded down when not in use * * * drop leaf, adj. Furniture. a hinged leaf attached to the end or side of a table that can be raised to extend the tabletop or folded vertically downward …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop leaf — /ˈdrɒp lif/ (say drop leef) noun an extension attached to the end or side of a table and folded vertically when not needed. –drop leaf, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • drop leaf — n. hinged extension board on the end of a table that can be folded down when not in use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drop-leaf — adjective (of a table) having a hinged flap …   English new terms dictionary

  • Drop-leaf table — A drop leaf table is a table that has a fixed section in the center and a hinged section (leaf) on either side that can be folded down (dropped). If the leaf is supported by a bracket when folded up, the table is simply a drop leaf table; if the… …   Wikipedia

  • drop-leaf table — noun a table that has a drop leaf to enlarge its surface • Hypernyms: ↑table • Hyponyms: ↑gateleg table • Part Meronyms: ↑drop leaf …   Useful english dictionary

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