- a table intended to be placed against a wall.
Origin of side table
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for side-table
On the side-table a lamp was burning under a warm red shade.The Christian
Without a word Oliver turned to a side-table, where stood a metal basin and ewer.The Sea-Hawk
Mr. Winter picked up an orange-tinted object from a side-table.A Great Man
While Mr. Arnold was speaking, Funkelstein had been writing at a side-table.David Elginbrod
Miss Seaton is sitting by a side-table, at some distance from them.
Word Origin and History for side-table
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