table dormant

noun

Definition of table dormant

: the first permanent type of table to replace the movable board on trestles in the medieval period

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History and Etymology for table dormant

Middle English, dormant table, from Middle French

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“Table dormant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/table%20dormant. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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