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