side table

noun

Definition of side table

:a table designed to be placed against a wall

First Known Use of side table

circa 1500


SIDE TABLE Defined for English Language Learners

side table

noun

Definition of side table for English Language Learners

  • : a table that is designed to be placed against a wall


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