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light table

a table that has a translucent top illuminated from below and is used typically for making tracings or examining color transparencies. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ernest drew a light table to the lounge where I sat; and sitting by me, said, as I was an invalid, I should be peculiarly favored.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Suddenly he pushed aside the light table that had been set before him, and rose, clutching Bertrand's arm.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • The judge remarked that if he could easily carry off a heavy sack of money, he would have no difficulty in stealing a light table.

  • He came back with some cold cutlets and bread, pulled up a light table, and placed them before his guest.

    The Invisible Man H. G. Wells
  • A small rolling table may be made inexpensively by putting castors on a light table costing not more than a dollar.

  • Caters elbow jostled into the light table as he turned, and he steadied it before bracing himself to go on.

    The Wayfarers Mary Stewart Cutting
  • In the center of the stage is placed a light table with three legs and a plush top.

British Dictionary definitions for light table

light table

(printing) a translucent surface of ground glass or a similar substance, illuminated from below and used for the examination of positive or negative film, and for the make-up of photocomposed pages
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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