tea table


a small table for holding a tea service and cups, plates, etc., for several people.

Origin of tea table

First recorded in 1680–90
Related formstea-ta·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tea table

Historical Examples of tea table

  • Christine straightened from the tea-table she was arranging.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • He drew his chair with a jerk to the tea-table, which of course was unnecessary.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • The tea-table was now spread in the shade, and they approached it.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • It was her tea-table that must be kept bright for honour's sake.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • Marie placed the tea-table by the fire and brought Hilda her letters.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ

    Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes