drop leaf


noun Furniture.

a hinged leaf attached to the end or side of a table that can be raised to extend the tabletop or folded vertically downward when not in use.

Origin of drop leaf

First recorded in 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM drop leaf

drop-leaf, adjective
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drop leaf

noun

  1. a hinged flap on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket or additional pivoted leg to extend the surface
  2. (as modifier)a drop-leaf table
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