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a table intended to be placed against a wall.
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Origin of side table
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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How to use side table in a sentence
On a side table in his office kept a chess set made from toilet paper and tooth paste, a gift from the inmates on Death Row.They Murdered My Friend|Sandra McElwaine|November 17, 2008|DAILY BEAST
Regaining his self-possession by a visible effort, he crossed to a small side-table upon which the instrument rested.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Words and manner were too pointed, and Mr. Carr hastily stacked the books, and carried them to a side-table.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
These should all be served at a side-table, each guest selecting his own, to be handed by the servants.
The pastry and puddings come next in order, and these, too, are better served from a side table.
On the side-table there was a large dish of dry farinha, which the elder part of the family called for and used instead of bread.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham