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pier table

noun
  1. a low table or console intended to be set between two windows, often beneath a pier glass.
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Origin of pier table

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for pier table

Historical Examples

  • George Mullholland and Mr. Snivel face each other, at a pier-table.

    An Outcast

    F. Colburn Adams

  • The two lone revellers remain at the pier-table, moody and hectic.

    An Outcast

    F. Colburn Adams

  • He was, with his white-gloved hand on the pier-table beside me, inquiring what dance I could give him.

    Willing to Die

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • What caused my surprise was resting on the pier-table, above which rose a great dull speckled mirror.

  • In this small drawing-room smoking was allowed, and several boxes of cigars were placed beside her on the pier-table.

    A Love Episode

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for pier table

pier table

noun
  1. a side table designed to stand against a wall between windows
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