the principal table, as at a banquet or conference, often at the head of a row of tables or raised on a dais, where the presiding officer, chief speaker, guests of honor, etc., are seated.
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How to use head table in a sentence
My husband and I were placed at a table far away from the head table.Carolyn Hax: Grudge over the wedding-day seating chart enters Year 8, and counting | Carolyn Hax | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
In hindsight,” Scully said, “I remember that twice he left the head table, apparently to make phone calls—which was unusual.
This was a room whose head table of 45 guests groaned with power.
At the head table, as at the other tables, the winners progress and the losing lady remaining begins play for the next game.Suppers | Paul Pierce
The night came, and I found myself at the head table in the dining saloon working for dear life to keep the thing going.From Pillar to Post | John Kendrick Bangs
When either couple at the head table have made ten words, the bell is rung and the guests score and progress as in any other game.Bright Ideas for Entertaining | Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
The food at the head table was often tasted first by a servant as a precaution against poison.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly
The winners progress and change partners, after the bell rings at the head table.Suppers | Paul Pierce