gate-leg table

or gate-legged table

[ geyt-leg ]

noun
  1. a table having drop leaves supported by gate legs.

Origin of gate-leg table

1
First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby gate-leg table

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How to use gate-leg table in a sentence

  • If you happen to have a conventional writing-desk, a gate-leg table would be charming for books and things.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
  • A large gate-leg table of dark brown oak is one of the most beautiful tables in the world.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
  • A solid mahogany gate-leg table was knocked down to Anne for fourteen dollars and a half.

    Polly in New York | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The gate-leg table is always regarded with veneration by collectors.

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

    Chats on Old Clocks | Arthur Hayden

British Dictionary definitions for gate-leg table

gate-leg table

noun
  1. a table with one or two drop leaves that are supported when in use by a hinged leg swung out from the frame

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