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gate leg

noun Furniture.
  1. a leg attached to a hinged frame that can be swung out to support a drop leaf.
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Origin of gate leg

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gate leg

Historical Examples

  • The gate-leg table is always regarded with veneration by collectors.

    Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture

    Arthur Hayden

  • The gate-leg table can be traced from three to twelve legs with double gates.

    Chats on Old Clocks

    Arthur Hayden

  • When ingenuity of construction was at its zenith the gate-leg was not likely to be discarded in fashionable furniture.

  • The life-history of the gate-leg table is, therefore, 112 shown to be an interesting one.

  • The ripe inventiveness of such a design as the gate-leg table was too evident to escape the adoption by famous makers.