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Tables and work surfaces

bench

noun

a long table used by someone working with tools

card table

noun

a small table that folds up when not in use, used especially for playing card games

coffee table

noun

a small low table in a living room

counter

noun

a worktop in a kitchen

dining table

noun

a table you sit at to eat meals

dinner table

noun

a table at which people eat their dinner

drawing board

noun

a large board or table that designers put their paper on when they are working

gate-leg table

noun

a table that you can make larger with an extra leg and surface that fold out

high table

noun

a table at a formal meal where the most important people eat, for example at a traditional university such as Oxford

nightstand

noun

a small table beside a bed

occasional table

noun

a small table that can be moved around to where it is needed

stand

noun

a large table at an exhibition where an organization offers information, goods, or services

table

noun

a piece of furniture that consists of a flat surface held above the floor, usually by legs

table

noun

a table in a restaurant

top table

noun

the table where the most important people sit at a formal meal

trolley

noun

a table with wheels used for serving food or drinks

workbench

noun

a large strong table where you work with tools

worktop

noun

a flat surface for working on in a kitchen

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