trestle table



a table having transverse slabs or rigid frames for supports, and usually strengthened by a long stretcher.
a table composed of a movable top supported by trestles.

Origin of trestle table

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trestle table

Historical Examples of trestle table

  • It was lying under the trestle-table, just where he dropped it before going on leave.

    Now It Can Be Told

    Philip Gibbs

  • He tugged at his neckbands and his hand fell heavily against the trestle-table.

  • Ariadne looked like a picture, sitting at a trestle-table, and a thing like a torch burning at the back of her head.

  • The owner of the apartment is busily writing at a desk supported on a trestle-table.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • Robert was concealed behind, and Bill was standing on a trestle-table outside the tent making a speech.