work·​ta·​ble | \ ˈwərk-ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce worktable (audio) \

Definition of worktable

: 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 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, "North End brings a new look, new events center and Angry Birds to Minnesota State Fair," 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,, "Is CWRU-Clinic Health Education Campus just another big shiny box at a sprawling medical center? - Steven Litt," 14 July 2019 Amber said, chopping almonds on the kitchen’s white marble worktable. Laura Rysman, New York Times, "How to Host a Relaxed, Italian-Style Late Lunch," 27 June 2019 There are specimens in the press and scattered across worktables, from a community project Van Aken has been leading in the gallery. Barbara Schreiber, charlotteobserver, "This artist ‘sculpts’ in living trees and fruit. Here’s what he’s doing now in Charlotte," 11 July 2018 This Ikea worktable is perfect for a playroom, now that its legs are cut down to child-size. Jen Derose, House Beautiful, "8 Ways Designers Use Ikea," 20 Dec. 2013 The absence of the sight and sound of Drew meticulously honing his craftsmanship at his worktable is painfully deafening., "Andrew MacNeill Milligan," 28 Jan. 2018 Eggshell-white urethane-foam models—scanned to help create the patterns for the wood layers used in stack lamination—line shelves and lie scattered across worktables. Mark Rozzo, Esquire, "Form Follows Freedom," 24 Oct. 2017 There were a few people sitting at a long worktable lit by study lamps, hunched over laptops with coffee. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, "Can the Merchandise Mart become a dining destination?," 24 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'worktable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of worktable

1762, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about worktable

Time Traveler for worktable

Time Traveler

The first known use of worktable was in 1762

See more words from the same year

Statistics for worktable

Cite this Entry

“Worktable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on worktable

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with worktable

Comments on worktable

What made you want to look up worktable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the study of flags

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!