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table board

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noun
  1. daily meals provided for pay.
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Origin of table board

First recorded in 1475–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for table board

Historical Examples

  • As the table was called a table-board so the table-cloth was called a board-cloth.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman

  • You deserve that I should let you eat your fists by way of table-board; but I'm no such dirt as you.

  • The early dining-table was a board placed on trestles, which was called a table-board.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman

  • I have seen a curious old table top, or table-board, which permitted diners seated at it to dispense with trenchers or plates.