trestle table


Definition of trestle table

: a table supported on trestles

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Our class begins at nine o’clock in the morning at a trestle table in the glasshouse, where the students meet over a basket of pistachio pastries. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "Getting Back to Nature (With a Bit of Champagne) at Raymond Blanc’s Luxe English Gardening School," 6 Aug. 2018 Henry will get out a trestle table for a crab feast. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Diana Henry’s Love Affairs with Menus," 7 May 2018 The stock Richie could not flog even at ten for a pound was stacked in plastic boxes, on trestle tables, dumped in a steel skip on Folgate Street under a quick November sky threatening rain. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Read an excerpt from Luna author Ian McDonald’s heartbreaking new time-travel romance," 31 Mar. 2018 Yet, despite these terrible injuries, everyone's smiling and chatting, gulping down coffee and gobbling the danishes laid out on trestle tables in a white tent. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "My Day With the Zombies Who Help Airports Practice Plane Crashes," 16 Mar. 2018 The three-day celebrations typically get underway on Christmas Eve—a nod to the House of Windsor’s German heritage—with an afternoon tea, followed by the opening of presents that have been laid out on trestle tables. Erin Donnelly, Marie Claire, "This Is Exactly What Meghan Markle's First Royal Christmas Will Entail," 11 Dec. 2017 In the dining area of a California beach house designed by Kim Dempster and Erin Martin, Shaw ceiling lights from the Urban Electric Co. hang over an antique trestle table, paired with vintage captain's chairs. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Beach House Dining Room," 26 Dec. 2013

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First Known Use of trestle table

1883, in the meaning defined above

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