[ wurk-tey-buhl ]

  1. a table with a work surface, often with drawers.

Origin of worktable

First recorded in 1790–1800; work + table

Words Nearby worktable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use worktable in a sentence

  • They went back into the Maintenance Section, and Vaneski spread the suit out on the worktable.

    Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He appears to have come to his worktable inevitably with his mind full of the compositions he had been studying.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
  • Lorilleux, in front of his worktable, was perspiring with the warmth as he soldered the links of a chain together.

    L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
  • Daoud, Lorenzo, and Sophia sat in a semicircle across from Ugolini's worktable.

  • On a well-scrubbed worktable place a clean dish towel, and on this put the utensils and the bottles right side up.

    The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler

British Dictionary definitions for worktable


/ (ˈwɜːkˌteɪbəl) /

    • any table at which writing, sewing, or other work may be done

    • (in English cabinetwork) a small elegant table fitted with sewing accessories

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