from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The flat surface of a table.
  • adj. Made or designed for use on the top of a table: a tabletop copier; tabletop art.

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  • n. the flat, horizontal surface of a table
  • n. A fixed item resembling a table, used for performing skateboarding tricks.
  • adj. Designed to be used on the top of a table
  • adj. Compact enough that it theoretically could be used on top of a table

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  • n. the top horizontal work surface of a table


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table +‎ top


  • I have to deal with this sort of nonsense in tabletop RPGs and other hobby games.

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  • (I currently run a local LARP game, Cambridge University Treasure Trap, and have played and run a lot of tabletop too – currently playing a UA online game and running a fairly ‘board-game’ style game of 4e; I consider myself an immersionist as a player and would like to hear how to make it happen more in tabletop …)

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  • A languid stretch, drumming her fingers on the porcelain tabletop, she asks:


  • The imposing table also has a fascinating and original design and features a huge round sphere on which the tabletop is placed on.

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  • Designed by Tobias Berneth and manufactured by Karl Andersson & Söner, the tabletop is just 6 mm thick, and is made in veneers of oak, birch, walnut and white laminate, as well as in black-stained oak.

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  • Although, tabletop is misleading in that they eventually will be thin enough to mount on walls or put pretty much anywhere.

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  • Yoj had twice announced her intention to wash every item of laundry in the house, while such good drying weather held, but still had not moved from her chair, languidly tracing letters on the tabletop from the condensation on her glass.


  • It’s interesting – in tabletop gaming I’ve almost always played a healer, but in online gaming I’m almost always DPS.

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  • I don’t have a problem writing down adventure hooks on a card and giving it to the players if they need help focusing, but turning it into a contract … it damages what tabletop is best at, improvisation and an open dynamic world.

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  • Love the look of that, if only the tabletop was a bit deeper it would be perfect.

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  • in mountain biking, and dirt jumping, it's flat tops on dirt jumps to make a hill safer for new riders.

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