drop leaf


: a hinged leaf on the side or end of a table that can be folded down

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One of the most genius convertible furniture options on this list is this rolling kitchen cart that's also a drop leaf dining table with two bar stools and two drawers. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2022 Join the top and drop leaf; then use a large trammel to mark the curved edge. Thomas Klenck, Popular Mechanics, 14 Aug. 2021 Screw the hinges to the top and position the drop leaf adjacent to it. Thomas Klenck, Popular Mechanics, 14 Aug. 2021 In a smaller kitchen, choose a table with a drop leaf to create more space when guests are over, and opt for backless stools that can be completely pushed under the counter when not in use. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, 19 June 2020 The drop leaf reveals the desk area and the secret drawer compartments. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 11 June 2020 Almost immediately my monstera stopped dropping leaves. Naomi Huffman, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2020 Ficus trees will sulk by dropping leaves anytime light levels or temperatures change. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 6 Feb. 2020 As the rainforest struggles under increased heat and less moisture, stressed plants drop leaves and branches to create more a flammable understory. Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, 10 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drop leaf was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Drop leaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20leaf. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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