a long, narrow table having a single stretcher between trestlelike supports at the ends.
a narrow dining table having extensible ends.
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Origin of refectory table
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for refectory table
a long narrow dining table supported by two trestles joined by a stretcher or set into a base
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