drop leaf


Definition of drop leaf

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

Examples of drop leaf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "6 Elements of a Kitchen That'll Be Ready to Party When You Are," 19 June 2020 The drop leaf reveals the desk area and the secret drawer compartments. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Honoring our national symbol: Yenke Peddler antiques column," 11 June 2020 Almost immediately my monstera stopped dropping leaves. Naomi Huffman, New York Times, "How Taking Care of Houseplants Taught Me to Take Care of Myself," 16 Apr. 2020 Ficus trees will sulk by dropping leaves anytime light levels or temperatures change. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Care for a Ficus Tree," 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, "The Amazon stores tons of carbon. Climate change-fueled wildfires could ruin that.," 10 Jan. 2020 Distress will show up in burned or yellowed foliage and dropped leaves, and often death. oregonlive, "The key to healthy houseplants? Location, location, location," 11 Nov. 2019 Both are dropping leaves at an abnormal rate for late July. oregonlive.com, "Ask An Expert: Difficult weather conditions can make berries ripen unevenly," 9 Aug. 2019 World Market offers a similar product in gray and with drop leaves. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "All kinds of small dining tables for under $500," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of drop leaf

1882, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2020

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“Drop leaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20leaf. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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