table linen
noun Date: 15th century linen (as tablecloths and napkins) for the table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Table linen — Table Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • table linen — table .linen n [U] all the cloths used during a meal, such as ↑napkins and tablecloths …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • table linen — table ,linen noun uncount a TABLECLOTH and the NAPKINS you use for wiping your fingers and mouth during a meal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • table linen — n. tablecloths, napkins, etc …   English World dictionary

  • table linen — noun linens for the dining table • Syn: ↑napery • Hypernyms: ↑linen • Hyponyms: ↑damask, ↑napkin, ↑table napkin, ↑serviette, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • table linen — tablecloths, napkins, etc., used in setting a table. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • table linen — tablecloth, fabric used to cover a table …   English contemporary dictionary

  • table linen — noun tablecloths and napkins …   Wiktionary

  • table linen — noun (U) all the cloths used during the meal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • table linen — UK / US noun [uncountable] a tablecloth and the napkins that you use for wiping your fingers and mouth during a meal …   English dictionary

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