Pembroke table

Pembroke table
noun Etymology: Pembroke, Wales Date: 1778 a small 4-legged table originating in the Georgian period and having two drop leaves and a drawer

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  • Pembroke table — Pem broke ta ble [From Pembroke, a town and shire in Wales.] A style of four legged drop leaf table in vogue in England, chiefly in the later Georgian period. [1913 Webster] The characteristic which gives a table the name of Pembroke consists in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pembroke table — noun also pembroke ( s) Usage: usually capitalized P Etymology: probably from Pembroke, English family of noblemen : a small often profusely ornamented four legged table originating in the Georgian period and having a drawer and on each side a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pembroke table — a drop leaf table with fly rails and with a drawer at one end or each end of the skirt. Also, pembroke table. [1770 80; perh. named after Pembroke, English aristocratic family] * * * ▪ furniture       light, drop leaf table designed for… …   Universalium

  • Pembroke table — /ˈpɛmbrʊk teɪbəl/ (say pembrook taybuhl) noun a drop leaf table. {named after the Countess of Pembroke (a town in SW Wales), who is said to have been the first to own one in the 1770s} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pembroke table — Pem′broke ta ble n. fur a small table with drop leaves and with one or two drawers set in the skirt • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Pembroke (UK Parliament constituency) — UK former constituency infobox Name = Pembroke Type = Borough Year = 1542 Abolition = 1885 members = onePembroke (or Pembroke Boroughs) was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Pembroke in West Wales. It returned one Member of… …   Wikipedia

  • drop-leaf table — ▪ furniture  table with one or two hinged leaves supported by articulated legs, arms, or brackets. An early 17th century form is the gateleg table, which was followed by two later English forms the Pembroke table and its more elongated version,… …   Universalium

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