ta·​ble·​top | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌtäp \

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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The floors are worn, the tabletops covered in dust, and unfinished pots are scattered around. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "The World Spins A Little Faster For Jonathan Adler," 26 July 2018 Cocktails crammed the bar, dishes crowded the tabletops, servers in neat aprons and pressed shirts slipped among the tables, delivering espressos and clearing lobster shepherd’s pie. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "‘Sweetbitter’ Is a Coming-of-Age Story, With Wine Pairings," 24 Apr. 2018 Have a glass store cut a 1/4-inch piece of glass for the tabletop that will fit inside the canvas stretcher's beveled edge. Good Housekeeping, "How to Build a Shutter Side Table," 15 Apr. 2015 The tabletop should be about discovery for your guests, so using multiple design elements in your setting is unexpected and adventurous. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Event Planner’s Secrets for the Best Holiday Party Ever," 10 Oct. 2018 Operate everything from the tabletop; no apps required. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "Furniture that lets you plug in — without getting off the couch," 8 Oct. 2018 The oval shape of the image strengthens the association with Cubist tabletops. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "A Scene Beyond Time," 24 Aug. 2018 The surfaces can be customized by color, size, and shape and used in a range of applications, from tabletops to backsplashes to bathroom vanities. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Company Is Making Gorgeous Terrazzo Furnishings Out Of Recycled Marble," 11 Dec. 2018 PAX Unplugged, the tabletop board gaming conference that emerged from the PAX video game conference empire, took place in Philadelphia last week. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged," 8 Dec. 2018

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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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