a course of masonry forming a bench at the foot of a wall.
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Origin of bench table
First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for bench table
The Decorated vaulting-shafts are again in clusters of three, but rise from the bench-table and break the string-course.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon|Cecil Walter Charles Hallett