- a low table, usually placed in front of a sofa, for holding ashtrays, snack bowls, glasses, magazines, etc.
Origin of coffee table
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Contemporary Examples of coffee table
And of course, there is a big, glossy—and celebratory—Rizzoli coffee-table book featuring the homes of some of her clients.Design Treasures on the Block
October 14, 2011
Historical Examples of coffee table
She took his laptop away and set it down on the coffee-table, then took off his headset.Makers
During this conversation Johann Leopold had approached Johanna at her coffee-table.A Noble Name
Claire Von Glmer
After placing it tenderly upon the coffee-table, he bent down and set it going.
And Isaacson drew from his pocket the letter Mrs. Armine had sent by the felucca, and laid it on the coffee-table.
It was quite a tiny apartment, with a divan, two lounge-chairs and a Persian coffee-table.The Sins of Sverac Bablon
- a low table, on which newspapers, etc, may be placed and coffee served
- (modifier) implying an emphasis on appearance and style over substancecoffee-table music