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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Spitzmiller showed off his gorgeous lamps, tabletop collection, new mirrors and other home furnishing items at FOUND. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Lamp, tabletop designer Christopher Spitzmiller visits Houston," 15 May 2018 Those who insist on cooking their own meats or chasing them with soju will need to look elsewhere — Ga Hyang has no liquor license or tabletop grills. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "10 best late night Phoenix restaurants: Great pizza, burgers, Asian, comfort food," 8 June 2018 Downward facing dog Start in a tabletop position, aligning your hands below your shoulders and knees below your hips., "A beginner's guide to starting a yoga practice," 10 July 2018 Rarely are his bags alike, providing him with an endless means of exploring color and light in painting and form in bronze tabletop sculptures. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Art Daybook: 'The New Collection of the Archduke (After David Teniers the Younger)' by Cristóbal Tóral," 28 Mar. 2018 The displays will cost $199.99 and $249.99, respectively, and come in a grey or Bamboo color that Lenovo says will match most wooden, glass or granite tabletops. Edward Baig, USA TODAY, "Google Assistant is coming to smart screens, rivaling Amazon Echo Show," 8 Jan. 2018 The tabletops are a beachy pale pink; the cushions along the slatted-wood banquette are printed with pineapples and palm trees. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Chicha, the Delicious New Nicaraguan Restaurant That Caters to Millennial Cliché," 12 July 2018 ACV Studio vases and LaTavola and Hensley linens elevated the tabletop, while string lights and a Paul Simon soundtrack set the mood. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bridal Shop Owner Wore Five Different Dresses for her Palm Springs Wedding," 10 July 2018 Ken Fulk, who designed all the public spaces in the building, covered some wall panels with grasscloth, put glove-soft leather on the tabletops, and found other ways to dampen the noise. New York Times, "Legacy Records Looks for History in a Brand New Neighborhood," 19 June 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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