gateleg table
noun Date: 1926 a table with drop leaves supported by movable paired legs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gateleg table — [gāt′leg΄] n. a table with drop leaves supported by gatelike legs swung back against the frame to permit the leaves to drop: also gatelegged table * * * ▪ furniture  type of table first used in England in the 16th century. The top had a fixed… …   Universalium

  • gateleg table — [gāt′leg΄] n. a table with drop leaves supported by gatelike legs swung back against the frame to permit the leaves to drop: also gatelegged table …   English World dictionary

  • gateleg table — ► NOUN ▪ a table with hinged legs that may be swung out from the centre to support folding leaves. DERIVATIVES gatelegged adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Gateleg table — A gateleg table is a type of furniture first introduced in England in the 16th century. The table top has a fixed section and one or two hinged leaves, which, when not in use, folded down below the fixed section to hang vertically.As such, a… …   Wikipedia

  • gateleg table — noun a drop leaf table with the drop leaves supported by hinged legs • Hypernyms: ↑drop leaf table …   Useful english dictionary

  • gateleg table — noun a table with hinged legs that may be swung out from the centre to support folding leaves. Derivatives gatelegged adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • gateleg table — gate′leg ta′ble [[t]ˈgeɪtˌlɛg[/t]] or gate′ legged ta′ble n. fur a drop leaf table having legs attached to a hinged frame that can be swung out to support the leaves • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • gateleg — n. (in full gateleg table) a table with folding flaps supported by legs swung open like a gate. Derivatives: gatelegged adj. * * * noun see gate I, 5g * * * gateˈ legged or gateˈleg adjective (of a table) having a hinged and framed leg that can… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Table (furniture) — A chic table in an Iranian palace A wooden dining table and cha …   Wikipedia

  • gateleg — noun Used attributively to describe a table having a leg, set into a frame in the form of a gate, that may be swung back to allow a leaf to hang down …   Wiktionary

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