picnic table

noun

plural picnic tables
: a table that is designed for picnicking and that typically has adjacent or attached benches for sitting
Parking lots are small, and just a few parks have … water, rest rooms, or picnic tables.Sunset
Their RV and tent sites feature a picnic table, fire pit, electricity, cable, and water and sewer hookups, varying with sites.Moira McCarthy
… the only stop was at a rest area which contained no … beverage machines or vending machines—just one picnic table offering no shade and a couple of overflowing garbage cans.Melissa A. Pindroh
It is midweek and Marino sits in the twilight at an outdoor picnic table next to the laundry room at the Dolphins' practice facility.Rick Telander
We sat outside, hunched over a picnic table in the small bricked-in patio behind her house.Tim Findley

Examples of picnic table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The picture-perfect islet has bathroom facilities and picnic tables and is frequented by locals and visitors alike. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 24 Mar. 2024 The actress shared a snap of the mother-daughter duo twinning in overalls and posing on a picnic table just as summer kicked off. Sydni Ellis, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2024 The site provides hammocks, a charcoal grill, a wood fire pit and a picnic table. Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Which is why, after grabbing our order, my increasingly skeptical companions and I ended up brushing a half-foot of snow off a picnic table at a nearby park. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 Go for a show and two-steppin’ at the dance hall, hang out for a more casual Sunday pickin’, or settle in at a picnic table under the oaks for a front-row seat at the outdoor stage. Stacey Leasca, Southern Living, 28 Feb. 2024 Holmes, dressed in a prison-issue khaki top and pants, also spent some time at a red picnic table with her parents, Christian and Noel Holmes, and some unidentified friends. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 Her father was sitting outside at a picnic table made of plastic bottles that would otherwise have ended up in the ocean. Joy Williams, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 Facilities: Visitor center with gift shop, hiking trails, restrooms, picnic tables (pack out your trash). Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of picnic table was in 1866

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“Picnic table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picnic%20table. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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