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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.


pier table

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pier table1

First recorded in 1825–35

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Example Sentences

And here again, as in all the other rooms, one found a gilded pier table surmounted by a crucifix flanked by a pair of lamps.

Still, even as she spoke she leant more heavily on the pier-table behind her in order that she might not fall.

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

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

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

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