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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • In the center of the stage is placed a light table with three legs and a plush top.

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

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • A small rolling table may be made inexpensively by putting castors on a light table costing not more than a dollar.

  • 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.

  • 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
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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