[ tey-buhl-land ]
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  1. an elevated and generally level region of considerable extent; plateau.

Origin of tableland

First recorded in 1690–1700; table + -land

Words Nearby tableland Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tableland in a sentence

  • Home to rust-tinted tablelands, sky-high buttes, and ancient floodplains, this 42-mile byway is a true escape for anyone looking to discover the Midwest.

  • I think we had never seen anything so green since we came up on to the tableland of Tibet.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • The Puna de Atacama is a great salt waste of rugged tableland, volcanic, grassless, and inhospitable.

    Argentina | W. A. Hirst
  • Shortly before noon they scaled the last few yards to a great tableland among the peaks.

    Warrior of the Dawn | Howard Carleton Browne
  • At times the naked man was a broad, flat monster upon that shimmering tableland.

    The Marooner | Charles A. Stearns
  • The English line goes up the big green hill, in trenches and saps of reddish clay, to the plateau or tableland at the top.

    The Old Front Line | John Masefield

British Dictionary definitions for tableland


/ (ˈteɪbəlˌlænd) /

  1. flat elevated land; a plateau

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Scientific definitions for tableland


[ bəl-lănd′ ]

  1. A flat, elevated region, such as a plateau or mesa.

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