from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A table designed for a specific kind of task or activity, such as needlework or the graphic arts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A table or stand containing small drawers, or, in some cases, a receptacle like a work-box covered by a movable top, the whole intended for the use of women engaged in sewing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A table for holding working materials and implements; esp., a small table with drawers and other conveniences for needlework, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A table designed for work of a specific type

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a table designed for a particular task
  • noun a table designed for a particular task


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.