round table

noun round ta·ble \ ˈrau̇n(d)-ˌtā-bəl \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of round table

1 a capitalized R&T : the large circular table of King Arthur and his knights
b : the knights of King Arthur
2 usually roundtable play \ˈrau̇n(d)-ˌtā-bəl\ : a conference for discussion or deliberation by several participants; also : the participants in such a conference

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First Known Use of round table

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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