table linen


tablecloths, napkins, etc., used in setting a table.

Origin of table linen

First recorded in 1670–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for table linen

felt, napery, tablecloth

Examples from the Web for table linen

Historical Examples of table linen

  • Neither the crockery nor the table-linen was in keeping with the luxury of the courses.

    Major Frank

    A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint

  • See if silver needs cleaning and that table-linen is in order.

    The Expert Maid-Servant

    Cristine Terhune Herrick

  • They have been at the press where the table-linen is kept, and have not been sparing in their levies.

    O. T.

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • One teacupful of ammonia to a wash will keep the table-linen white.

  • Is it any wonder that the sheets and table-linen soon get that brown color?