American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A table having a top supported by trestles.
- n. a table supported on trestles
“A long trestle table black with age serves Mr. Thomas Enderby as it served his forebears.”
“After the usual preliminaries, the police brought Hayhoe down on a tumbril to the little mortuary behind the Station, and yet another trestle table was prepared there to receive him.”
“When she pushed open the plain wooden door where the trio had vanished, Adeleas and Vandene had Ispan seated in a ladder-back chair with her head bare, the sack lying atop a narrow trestle table with their linen cloaks.”
“Robin laid out two place settings on the ash-burl trestle table she’d built last winter, and I carried the food in on a tray.”
““You may, you may,” Bert said, and steered his guest to a large trestle table loaded with bottles and plates heaped with large green gherkins, shining white onions, fat hot sausages and small dishes filled with at least ten varieties of nuts.”
“At a big trestle table sat a solid, brown-bearded, balding man with his elbows spread comfortably on the board, and a beaker of ale before him.”
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