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trestle table

a table having transverse slabs or rigid frames for supports, and usually strengthened by a long stretcher.
a table composed of a movable top supported by trestles.
Origin of trestle table
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We first rigged up a trestle table beside the train and stretched a tarpaulin above it to shelter us from the fierce heat.

  • Around a corpse, laid on a trestle table before him, there cluster a number of men in doctors robes.

  • And there on a trestle table before us lay the body of Jarl Lodbrok, my friend, in whose side was my broken arrow.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane

    Charles W. Whistler
  • He had dragged a wine barrel close to the trestle table, and now sat astride upon it, facing Tinville and the group of Jacobins.

    I Will Repay Baroness Emmuska Orczy

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