- 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
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He tugged at his neckbands and his hand fell heavily against the trestle-table.The Nest of the Sparrowhawk
Ariadne looked like a picture, sitting at a trestle-table, and a thing like a torch burning at the back of her head.The Celebrity at Home
The owner of the apartment is busily writing at a desk supported on a trestle-table.The Care of Books
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Robert was concealed behind, and Bill was standing on a trestle-table outside the tent making a speech.Five Children and It