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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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Recent Examples on the Web Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that usually involves lots of miniatures, lots of imaginary worlds, and lots of high adventure. Trisha Gopal, CNN, "This game of Dungeons & Dragons has been going on for 38 years," 20 Sep. 2020 And now, inspired by a trip to Portugal, Ford has released a new 28-piece tabletop collection at Crate & Barrel that features a relaxed color palette, standout serving platters, charming patterns, and everything in between. Tanner Saunders, Travel + Leisure, "HGTV Star Leanne Ford on Finding Design Inspiration in Travel," 17 Sep. 2020 Mounts through the tabletop umbrella hole to a 20-pound external propane tank. cleveland, "These patio heaters can extend your time outdoors as temperatures drop and entertainment options remain limited," 16 Sep. 2020 Ford's other new release, a line of dishes and tabletop items, was born much farther afield., "See HGTV Star Leanne Ford's New Furniture Collection, Inspired by her Baby Daughter," 16 Sep. 2020 The air purifier was designed for floor or tabletop use in a large room and is usually available at Amazon and Lowe’s for $649, but is now out of stock. oregonlive, "Everyone suddenly wants an air purifier. What to know before you buy," 15 Sep. 2020 Board game cafes, where people gather to play tabletop games and dine on small meals, have had to change their business models to get revenue normally earned from patrons coming in, often for hours at a time, to play games. Milan Polk,, "Chicago board game cafes miss their community," 11 Sep. 2020 Yes, the tabletop probably can be glued back together. Washington Post, "Epoxy can fix a cracked Mexican table made of resin and stones," 24 Aug. 2020 The display will include four tabletop ideas, an outdoor fire pit, a Thanksgiving bar and pie area, and six different doors showcasing ideas for decorating your front entrance, as well as a potting bench with seasonal container ideas. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Fall home events return – with a difference," 4 Sep. 2020

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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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23 Sep 2020

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“Tabletop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tabletop

: the surface of a table

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