Definitions

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

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Examples

  • The argenteria was then replaced by the bancus, a raised surface that resembled the worktable used by money changers in Greek-speaking Byzantium.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The argenteria was then replaced by the bancus, a raised surface that resembled the worktable used by money changers in Greek-speaking Byzantium.

    The English Is Coming!

  • There are paint cans and open tins of varnish near a barren worktable.

    The Cold Locker

  • Inside, in her office, Liza arranged the prints on the worktable and looked for images in light and shadow.

    Deer Collage

  • The partially sealed room next to the worktable allows no light.

    The Cold Locker

  • A newspaper lays crumpled on the worktable, open to a page, damp with age, wrinkled like old skin.

    The Cold Locker

  • I have a photograph of my Great Aunt Dulcie on my worktable.

    An Interview with Audrey Niffenegger

  • Rubin, 57, keeps a selection of old fixtures laid out in a row on a worktable, as if waiting to be repaired.

    The Court of Modernism

  • An artist falls asleep at his worktable, and dreams of flying people who have books growing out of their shoulder blades as wings.

    An Interview with Audrey Niffenegger

  • I have watched her around the kitchen worktable with groups of children, as her warmth and humor infuse each task with respect for the food, the process and the child.

    Liz Neumark: Life Happens Around Food

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