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steam table

n.
A table in which containers of cooked food are kept warm by hot water or steam circulating below.

steam′ ta`ble


n.
a boxlike table or counter with openings in the top into which containers of food may be fitted to be kept warm by steam or hot water in the compartment below.
[1860–65]
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