ta·​ble·​top | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌtäp How to pronounce tabletop (audio) \

Definition of tabletop

1 : the top of a table
2 : a photograph of small objects or a miniature scene arranged on a table

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tabletop adjective

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Cliff Lee, assistant safety manager for AvPORTS, which manages operations at the airport, told the airport authority board Tuesday the tabletop exercise, pursuant to FAA regulations, won’t deploy actual resources. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Bomb threat exercise set at Gary airport," 11 June 2019 The tabletop spectacles became a phenomenon in the 1850s, however, and persisted into the 1960s before losing audiences... Belinda Lanks, WSJ, "‘In Miniature’ Review: Let’s Get Small," 7 June 2019 The dining room has been updated with brass tabletops, new artwork, an extra restroom and (listen up, those of you who email me about loud Portland restaurants) additional sound dampening throughout. Michael Russell,, "Ava Gene’s reopens Sunday after two-month renovation," 6 June 2019 Just like grandma used to make, but in an upscale setting of Carrara marble tabletops, wrought iron, traditional bistro chairs, decorative and subway tiles and an intricate copper ceiling. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why Coronado is San Diego County’s next A-list dining destination," 6 June 2019 The chic, speakeasy-style spot is tucked inside the trendy Hamburger Foundation, and offers up cool green-and-white interiors finished with tall, copper tabletops. Jharna Thakkar, National Geographic, "Geneva's hidden gems: the ultimate weekend itinerary," 30 May 2019 There were a couple of things the meal celebrated—Mother’s Day, for one, but also the launch of Kassatex's first collection of tabletop linens. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Kassatex Launches Lovely Linens With a Mother’s Day Luncheon," 9 May 2019 These chic tabletop frames were the first things in the new collection to catch our eyes. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines' Newest Target Collection Has the Most Perfect Mother's Day Gifts," 28 Apr. 2019 Products range from tabletop to small appliances to cookware, and even contemporary furnishings. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "The 10 Coolest New Home Products From Germany's Biggest Home Show," 2 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of tabletop

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tabletop was in 1751

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English Language Learners Definition of tabletop

: the surface of a table

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to take the place or position of

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