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end table

  1. a small table placed beside a chair or at the end of a sofa.
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Origin of end table

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for end table

Historical Examples

  • He flung his arms out in a frantic gesture that knocked a lamp from an end-table and sent it crashing to the floor.

    Wheels Within

    Charles V. De Vet

  • Putting her tray down carefully on the end-table, she led him toward the other fireplace.

    Masters of Space

    Edward Elmer Smith