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.

Nearby words

  1. drop in someone's lap,
  2. drop in the bucket,
  3. drop initial,
  4. drop keel,
  5. drop kick,
  6. drop letter,
  7. drop like a hot potato,
  8. drop like flies,
  9. drop lock,
  10. drop names

Origin of drop leaf

First recorded in 1880–85

Related formsdrop-leaf, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for drop leaf

drop leaf


  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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