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drop leaf

A hinged wing on a table that can be folded down when not in use.

drop-leaf adj.
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Noun1.drop-leaf - a hinged leaf on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracketdrop-leaf - a hinged leaf on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket
drop-leaf table - a table that has a drop-leaf to enlarge its surface
leaf - hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
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While she was debating this, she was working at an old drop-leaf desk from the 1940s that barely accommodates her computer monitor -- and this woman runs a department of 40 people.
Yet hanging only a few feet away was Untitled (another wall sculpture of a drop-leaf table), 2013, a three-panel form painted in two shades of white and attached to the wall by improbably stubby legs that suggested something from the hand of Robert Irwin.
Instead, use pieces that can provide more than one function, pieces that are foldable, stackable and collapsible are great for small spaces such as sofa-beds, nesting tables (instead of a single side table), coffee tables with pull-out stools for extra seating space, foldable or stackable dining chairs to go with a drop-leaf dining table that could double up as a console when not in use are some tricks to maximise the space.
Styles come in and out of fashion and we can link memories with certain items, such as the orange and brown flowery print fabrics of the 70s, or the drop-leaf dark oak dining table that grandma used to serve Sunday tea on.
The Ingatorp has a dark wood finish for PS100 while the PS 2012 drop-leaf table has a Seventies retro feel for PS140.
Jim Donahue, OSV president and chief executive, told museum members during the annual Friends Day meeting a week ago the museum had paid $18,000 for a Lombard chest of drawers, $3,500 for a Lombard drop-leaf table and $25,000 for a grandfather clock built by Oliver Wight, a Lombard contemporary and possible mentor.
With convertible furniture--such as a drop-leaf table or a futon couch that folds out to become a bed--you have the ability to use a room for more than one purpose.
I also find two unmatched end tables for $12.50, and a drop-leaf table with four chairs that need to be recovered for $90.
Along the sides of the room were a drop-leaf table, sewing machine cabinet, chairs, apple crates to store miscellaneous items, and a chiffonier.
This space-saving and charming drop-leaf coffee table with magazine rack is designed to be dual purpose: this versatile table can be used as a side sofa table or easily swivelled and extended to create a spacious coffee table when entertaining (simply lift and rotate the drop-leaves to extend).
On Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl, he sings: "I have a drop-leaf window with cats and broken yards, sunflowers and paint cans and stolen shopping carts...