table linen


Definition of table linen

: linen (such as tablecloths and napkins) for the table

Examples of table linen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barriere wraps standard ice cubes in a clean table linen or dish towel and uses something heavy — a skillet and a firm hand work well — to crush them on a stable surface. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "The best drinks in life are frozen," 17 July 2020 The state’s new requirements for restaurants, which can open at one-third capacity on Friday, explicitly say that the use of table linens should be discontinued. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Are cloth table linens actually safer? Kentucky's ban irks some in restaurant industry," 20 May 2020 Donations items include clothing and shoes for men, women, children and babies; handbags, purses, backpacks, hats, gloves, scarves and belts; pillows, blankets, quilts, sheets, curtains and table linens; and hard toys, soft toys and bicycles., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 20 Sep. 2019 Go over your dinnerware, silverware and table linens. oregonlive, "Cut Thanksgiving stress with this handy holiday checklist," 13 Nov. 2019 The center’s shop at 42 Woodland St. in Hartford sells the artisans’ handwoven shawls, scarves, bags, table linens, wall hangings, rugs and more. Deborah Hornblow,, "12 holiday gift ideas: This year, give local," 23 Oct. 2019 Cabana x Carolina Herrera features glassware, plateware, table linens, and a tea set. Vogue, "The Carolina Herrera x Cabana Home Line Is Made for All Occasions, Both Eclectic and Elegant," 16 Sep. 2019 Jane Scott Hodges knows something about table linens. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "A linens expert’s rules for dressing your table," 29 July 2019 My scallop table linens were inspired by the intricate scallop and dot pattern on the Paris Porcelain urns. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Christie's Makes Antiques Cool with Help from Markarian and CeCe Barfield," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of table linen

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Table linen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of table linen

: cloths (such as tablecloths and napkins) that are used during a meal

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