One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A low table or bracket in the space between two windows, typically placed under a pier glass.
- ‘After one tower had been completed a section of the deck structure - called the pier table - was poured on braced supports from the tower.’
- ‘Next to the clock is an unusual table with one side drawer, a serpentine front, and deftly turned unreeded legs; it was probably used as a serving or pier table.’
- ‘Their squared-off bottoms facilitated their use above pier tables or case furniture.’
- ‘Custom-made form travelers, weighing about 145 tons each, were erected on each end of the pier table and used for cast-in-place construction of the bridge deck.’
- ‘Larger, static cabinets have also lost their stands, some of which make very nice pier tables.’
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