- 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
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Examples from the Web for pier table
George Mullholland and Mr. Snivel face each other, at a pier-table.
The two lone revellers remain at the pier-table, moody and hectic.
He was, with his white-gloved hand on the pier-table beside me, inquiring what dance I could give him.Willing to Die
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
What caused my surprise was resting on the pier-table, above which rose a great dull speckled mirror.The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
In this small drawing-room smoking was allowed, and several boxes of cigars were placed beside her on the pier-table.A Love Episode
- a side table designed to stand against a wall between windows
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