Meaning of “card table” in the English Dictionary

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"card table" in British English

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card tablenoun [ C ]

/ˈkɑːd ˌteɪ.bəl/ /ˈkɑːrd ˌteɪ.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • Little groups gathered about the card tables, where fresh candles and ivory counters were waiting. 
  • Our host joined a card table, evidently taking up his game where our arrival had interrupted it. 
  • Russian card tables are covered with green cloth and provided with chalk pencils and brushes for players' use. 
  • Some one said they were to dance that night, and card tables were set ready for players. 
  • They watch each other like players round a card table. 

(Definition of “card table” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"card table" in American English

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card tablenoun [ C ]

/ˈkɑrd ˌteɪ·bəl/

a small table with folding legs that is used for playing card games

(Definition of “card table” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)