- a tablet made of bone, wood, etc., and covered with wax, used by the ancients for writing with a stylus.
Sometimes waxed tab·let [wakst tab-lit] /ˈwækst ˈtæb lɪt/.
Origin of wax tablet
First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for wax tablet
In the schools the wax-tablet supplied the place of the slate, and in daily life was a substitute for our note-book.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2