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high table

noun British.
  1. the table in the dining hall of a college, reserved for senior members of the college and distinguished guests.
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Origin of high table

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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  • 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!

    The Roots of the Mountains

    William Morris


British Dictionary definitions for high table

high table

noun
  1. (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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