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drawing table

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  1. a table having a surface consisting of a drawing board adjustable to various heights and angles.

Origin of drawing table

First recorded in 1905–10
Also called architect's table.
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Historical Examples

  • It had been dropped squarely upon the drawing-table, and Lieutenant Wagner was mortally wounded.

    From Manassas to Appomattox

    James Longstreet

  • A drawing-table was an extension-table; it could by an arrangement of drop leaves be doubled in length.

  • A piano, a music-rack, and a drawing-table completed the modest furnishings of the room.

  • Horace sat down at his drawing-table, and, his head buried in his hands, tried to think out this latest complication.

  • One kind, called a drawing-table, had leaves so that it could be extended, a kind of extension-table.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman