work·​ta·​ble ˈwərk-ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce worktable (audio)
: a table for holding working materials and implements
especially : a small table with drawers and other conveniences for needlework

Examples of worktable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Companies were able to shrink the amount of space individual workers required, and larger, cubicle-style units were often replaced by long, white worktables in an effort to encourage worker interactions. Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 Colorful transparent slides, mounted with slivers of nervous tissue from sacrificed animals still gummy to the touch from chemical treatments, lay scattered on the worktable. Benjamin Ehrlich, Scientific American, 21 Mar. 2022 With its open shelf, the island worktable, an Etsy find, makes accessing pots and pans easy. Raina Kattelson, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Oct. 2021 Please make sure to protect your worktable with plastic or newspaper. Alexa Brazilian, New York Times, 24 Sep. 2020 Discount School Supply has magnifiers for toddlers to use to make observations and gather information as well as thick acrylic magnifiers for students that are hand held or are used on a worktable. oregonlive, 12 May 2020 The front room of the studio, where visitors enter, boasts worktables and shelves to store work. Matt Villano,, 19 Feb. 2020 There are screens to create animation and some good-old colored pencils and crayons next to a stack of paper on worktables. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, 21 Aug. 2019 The Samson Pavilion has an overall visual coolness, but that’s moderated by wood casework and attractive and comfortable furniture, including chairs and worktables in oiled white oak, designed by Foster’s office. Steven Litt,, 14 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of worktable was in 1762

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Cite this Entry

“Worktable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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