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corner table

a table of the 18th century having a triangular top with a triangular drop leaf of the same size.
Also called handkerchief table.
Origin of corner table
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Meals were served at a corner table in West Hall, and during recess there were seldom fewer than three of the faculty present.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Meade, Crupp, and Vogel were already seated at the corner table.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • One or two other inquiries I met in the same way, ere escaping to the corner table reserved to us.

    The Devil Doctor Sax Rohmer
  • The two were soon seated at a corner table in the hotel dining room.

  • He selected a corner table, ordered some refreshment, and asked for a box of dominoes.

    Peter Ruff and the Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He walked over to the corner table and brought it to her, smiling broadly.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • I was wondering as I walked down whether the corner table were taken.

  • The two cowboys at the corner table had long since finished their supper.

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