- a small table, chest, etc., for use next to a bed.
Origin of night table
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for night table
My night-table was daily removed, and beside me stood a jug of water.
My tools were the irons I had dug out, which fastened may bedstead and night-table.
Mother gave me a clock with a luminous dial which I wanted for my night-table.A Young Girl's Diary
An Anonymous Young Girl
He got out of bed, he took his keys from the night-table at the bed head and went to his bureau.Soul of a Bishop
H. G. Wells
He could descry his wife's portable clock on the night-table.The Roll-Call