- a leg attached to a hinged frame that can be swung out to support a drop leaf.
Compare swing leg.
Origin of gate leg
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for gate leg
The gate-leg table is always regarded with veneration by collectors.
The gate-leg table can be traced from three to twelve legs with double gates.Chats on Old Clocks
When ingenuity of construction was at its zenith the gate-leg was not likely to be discarded in fashionable furniture.
The life-history of the gate-leg table is, therefore, 112 shown to be an interesting one.
The ripe inventiveness of such a design as the gate-leg table was too evident to escape the adoption by famous makers.