high table


noun British.

the table in the dining hall of a college, reserved for senior members of the college and distinguished guests.

Origin of high table

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for high table

  • So stood she at the high-table; and those two who bore the burden set it down thereon and drew off the covering, and lo!

British Dictionary definitions for high table

high table


(sometimes capitals) the table, sometimes elevated, in the dining hall of a school, college, etc, at which the principal teachers, fellows, etc, sit
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