drawing table


: a table with a surface adjustable for elevation and angle of incline

Examples of drawing table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ruling meant thousands of businesses that ship commercial data to the U.S. had to figure out an alternative and EU-U.S. negotiators were forced back to the drawing table. Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg.com, 7 Oct. 2022 Go back to the drawing table. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 6 Dec. 2022 Today in Ohio Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Commission said their staff has returned to the drawing table for one more attempt at a state legislative map that passes constitutional muster -- and staves off the Ohio Supreme Court’s threat to find them in contempt. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Chef/owner Daniel Del Prado has converted a former bakery behind his Martina into a takeout/dine-in hybrid, anchoring the stylish space with a white-tiled pizza oven that looks like it was plucked off architect Frank Gehry’s drawing table. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 13 Nov. 2020 This time around, the girls are immersed in every aspect of the brand, from the drawing table to the marketing — an element Kimora believes is important in keeping the brand fresh and up-to-date. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2022 How did the experience compare with being a cartoonist alone with his drawing table? Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2022 The court decisions in North Carolina, Ohio and Alabama all forced Republicans back to the drawing table and are likely to result in either more competitive seats or opportunities for Democrats in the midterm elections. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022 On Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act is back on the drawing table. Kevin G. Andrade, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drawing table was in 1706

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“Drawing table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20table. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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