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refectory table

a long, narrow table having a single stretcher between trestlelike supports at the ends.
a narrow dining table having extensible ends.
Origin of refectory table
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But at that point Havelock the Dane removed his feet from the refectory table.

  • Lindsay sat in the big living-room beside the refectory table.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • Then she moves up on the R. side of the Chesterfield to the refectory table and takes off her hat.

    Belinda A. A. Milne
  • But, possibly, just such as came from those of the Tintern and Bolton Brethren when around the refectory table.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • And they were making it a merry one; the refectory table was being loaded with the best that was left to them in meals and drinks.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • A big old bean-pot full of purple iris sat on one end of the refectory table.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • A small colony of social wasps built their comb under the refectory table of the village Mission-house.

    India and the Indians Edward F. Elwin
  • Delia rises, goes to table and picks up water carafe which she replaces on refectory table up L.

    Belinda A. A. Milne
  • The lace cloth must also go over a refectory table without felt or other lining.

    Etiquette Emily Post
British Dictionary definitions for refectory table

refectory table

a long narrow dining table supported by two trestles joined by a stretcher or set into a base
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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