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dressing table

a table or stand, usually surmounted by a mirror, in front of which a person sits while dressing, applying makeup, etc.
Origin of dressing table
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He opened a drawer of the dressing table and pulled out a bottle of Scotch.

    The Second Voice Mann Rubin
  • Across from him was a dressing table, with a large mirror above it.

    Salvage in Space John Stewart Williamson
  • Whereupon she sat down at her dressing table and rang for her maid.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley
  • But a dressing table would be too high for her, wouldn't it?

    Mary's Rainbow

    Mary Edward Feehan
  • The dressing table and the chaise-longue are of Chinese lacquer.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • She took it off, therefore, and laid it on the dressing table.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • She had bought a dressing table, a number of cabinets, and a bath tub.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • Her dressing table with its triple mirror stood in an alcove.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • Angelina had gone back to her dressing table and was scenting her hair.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • Sighing, she rose and sat at her dressing table and began plucking her brows.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for dressing table

dressing table

a piece of bedroom furniture with a mirror and a set of drawers for clothes, cosmetics, etc
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