table rapping

noun

variants or table-rapping or less commonly table tapping or table-tapping
: spirit rapping
The best Sherlock Holmes stories were written before 1916, when Arthur Conan Doyle officially converted to spiritualism and took to table-rapping.Ian Thomson

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of table rapping was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Table rapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/table%20rapping. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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