drop leaf

noun Furniture.
  1. 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
Related formsdrop-leaf, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drop leaf

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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