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operating table

noun
  1. the table on which the patient lies during a surgical operation
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  • Their eyes, too, were fastened upon the operating-table, but—that was different.

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    Stephen Crane

  • I write at an operating-table after a dinner of minal (pheasant) and yak's heart.

  • The operating-table stood under this tree, and just there was a trench into which the amputated limbs were thrown.

  • The surgeon opened it and moved the operating-table aside, giving its place to the lounge.

  • In the centre of the room, directly under the skylight, was an operating-table, such as is used by demonstrators of anatomy.