card table

noun

Definition of card table 

: a table designed for playing cards especially : a square table with folding legs

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That was before petition circulating intensified this past spring; vendors were told in March they would be paid $3 per signature — higher than many of the other proposals found on card tables set up outside stores and other public areas. John Myers, latimes.com, "Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot," 13 June 2018 Members of the community resented press from northern states coming down to cover the issue — especially black journalists, who were relegated to a card table in the courtroom and berated by the local sheriff. Gabby Raymond, Time, "The Justice Department Has Reopened Its Investigation of Emmett Till's Murder. Here Are 5 Things to Know About the Case," 12 July 2018 His retirement years were spent traveling with the love of his life, playing with his grandkids and being the jokester at the card table in Orange City. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/26," 26 June 2018 Their current complaint, that Mr. Trump turned over the card table and pulled out his revolver, is self-serving but understandable. Michael Doran And, WSJ, "Time to Make Up After Fighting Over Iran," 17 June 2018 Opponents have set up card tables in the lobbies at Seward Park, next to posters that outline the benefits of the deal. Charles V. Bagli, New York Times, "A $54 Million Offer to Build Oversize Towers Divides Seward Park," 10 June 2018 That was before petition circulating intensified this past spring; vendors were told in March they would be paid $3 per signature -- higher than many of the other proposals found on card tables set up outside stores and other public areas. Author: John Myers, Anchorage Daily News, "Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot," 13 June 2018 Two older men sit on opposite sides of a card table next door and wave hello. Lance Pugmire, latimes.com, "Boxing saved Abner Mares from gangs, drugs and dangers of his neighborhood," 5 June 2018 Above a card table, a single lamp casts smoky, jaundiced yellows. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "'Solo' cinematographer finds light in the darkness," 24 May 2018

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1711, in the meaning defined above

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card table

noun

English Language Learners Definition of card table

: a small table that is used for playing card games and that often has legs that fold up

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