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cof·fee-ta·ble book(kô′fē-tā′bəl, kŏf′ē-)
An oversize book of elaborate design that may be used for display, as on a coffee table.
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(Journalism & Publishing) a book designed to be looked at rather than read
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an oversize, expensive, and usu. illustrated book suitable for displaying, as on a coffee table.
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|Noun||1.||coffee-table book - an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table|
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