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corner table

  1. a table of the 18th century having a triangular top with a triangular drop leaf of the same size.
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Origin of corner table

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called handkerchief table.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for corner table

Historical Examples of corner table

  • I had embarked on my letter, there at the end of a corner-table of the saloon, when I saw Dacres saunter through.

    The Pool in the Desert

    Sara Jeanette Duncan

  • There was lying on a corner-table, pored over by a lawyer-like individual—that formidable instrument, a marriage-settlement.

    Agatha's Husband

    Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)