trestle table


Definition of trestle table

: a table supported on trestles

Examples of trestle table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carts, dollies, buckets, trestle tables, and concertina platforms are rolled around the open floors in a complex yet orderly choreography. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "Will MoMA’s New Commissions Make the Museum Modern Again?," 7 Oct. 2019 Gilt-wood sconces, mirror, and trestle table: Kabinett & Kammer. Shoko Wagner, House Beautiful, "This Charming Upstate Home Was Inspired by an Antiques Store," 18 Nov. 2019 Rows of grape vines are surrounded by majestic eucalyptus trees under which trestle tables are being prepared for the winery’s 30th-anniversary celebration tomorrow. Harper's BAZAAR, "Jerry Hall and Her Family Are United in the Fight for Equal Rights," 17 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of trestle table

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Trestle table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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