- a small table placed beside a chair or at the end of a sofa.
Origin of end table
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for end table
Historical Examples of end table
He flung his arms out in a frantic gesture that knocked a lamp from an end-table and sent it crashing to the floor.
Putting her tray down carefully on the end-table, she led him toward the other fireplace.