head table

noun

: the table at which the most important people sit during a formal meal
the mayor and other dignitaries at the head table

Examples of head table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other Republican who had a seat at the head table for last summer’s gun negotiations is one of minority leader Mitch McConnell’s top lieutenants, John Cornyn of Texas—a leading contender for replacing the ailing GOP leader in the Senate—who shrugs off CDC gun violence research. Matt Laslo, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 Spence, a Long Island native who grew up in Dallas, sat calmly at the head table of a news conference on Thursday, his three title belts spread before him, his brow shaded by a black baseball cap. Morgan Campbell, New York Times, 28 July 2023 Two years ago—back when Lexus was just a name, not a car—there were doubts that a Japanese sedan could ever sit at the head table with Mercedes and BMW. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 20 June 2023 The new ownership would, in theory, finance Inter’s return to the game’s head table. Tariq Panja, New York Times, 8 June 2023 Republicans were not spared by the all-Democrat head table Sunday. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Mar. 2023

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“Head table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20table. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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