coffee table

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Coffee table


coffee table (plural coffee tables)

  1. (furniture) A long, low table, often placed before seating in a living room, on which drinks may be served, and magazines etc placed.
    Synonym: occasional table
    Hypernym: table
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 26:
      We were just settling ourselves around the coffee-table, when several friends from the parsonage arrived.

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