console table

[ kon-sohl ]

  1. a table supported by consoles or brackets fixed to a wall.

  2. a table, often with bracketlike legs, designed to fit against a wall.

Origin of console table

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby console table Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use console table in a sentence

  • A seating arrangement that backs up against the wall will require installation of mounts, whereas a seat in front of a console table or other piece of furniture lets you place the rear speakers right on top.

  • There was an epidemic of yawns, and they staggered to the console table where a long row of candles waited.

    What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
  • On console table left end of sofa, fancy cigarettes box with cigarettes and match-box and ash-tray.

    The Thirteenth Chair | Bayard Veiller
  • The boy sat down by the window, near the console-table, and took up his book, a story of the Boer war.

    Small Souls | Louis Couperus
  • On the opposite wall there is another mirror, with a console table of carved wood painted gray beneath it.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
  • This fine old clock is given the place of honor in the main panel of the wall, above the console table.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe

British Dictionary definitions for console table

console table

/ (ˈkɒnsəʊl) /

  1. a table with one or more curved legs of bracket-like construction, designed to stand against a wall

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