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[tey-buh l-top] /ˈteɪ bəlˌtɒp/
a surface forming or suggesting the top of a table.
a photograph of an arrangement of objects on top of a table.
intended for use on the top of a table or the like.
noting or relating to an arrangement of objects, especially miniatures or models, as would be appropriate to the top of a table.
noting or relating to a type of game that requires the physical presence of players and the manipulation of game pieces, as board games and some card games or role-playing games but not video games.
Origin of tabletop
First recorded in 1800-10; table + top1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But there were no mountains; the country was as flat as a tabletop.

    Have We No Rights? Mabel Williamson
  • In the room three officers of Denisov's band were converting a door into a tabletop.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The tabletop was strewn with pens and open rolls of parchment.

  • He leaned forward and fixed the tabletop with a piscine stare.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • They were surprised to see standing outside a strange little old man, no higher than the tabletop.

  • Erculio looked like a spider when he bowed, his head touching the tabletop, his elbows bent upward.

  • The dwarf Erculio sank down cross-legged on the tabletop, his long arms clasped around his knees, watching Manfred sombrely.

  • The rapping of his knuckled fist on the tabletop alongside him broke in sharply on the clamour.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb

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