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pier table

a low table or console intended to be set between two windows, often beneath a pier glass.
Origin of pier table
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They led her into the hall, and Aunt Cordelia lifted her up on the marble slab of the pier table.

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  • Seated near a pier table, on which a little kettle bubbled over a spirit-lamp, Albine intently watched the alcove curtains.

British Dictionary definitions for pier table

pier table

a side table designed to stand against a wall between windows
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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