[wurk-tey-buh l]

Origin of worktable

First recorded in 1790–1800; work + table Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for worktable

Historical Examples of worktable

  • He pointed to a chair by the fire and went back to his worktable.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ

    Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes

  • He turned and limped over to a structure that looked like a sort of worktable.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Ugolini went to his worktable, sighed, and sat down heavily.

  • In the foreground to the left a window, and by it a small sofa, with a worktable in front of it.


    Henrik Ibsen

  • His worktable and the cement floor around it were littered with sheets of closely typed paper.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

British Dictionary definitions for worktable


    1. any table at which writing, sewing, or other work may be done
    2. (in English cabinetwork) a small elegant table fitted with sewing accessories
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