One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hinged table leaf.‘both drop leaves are badly scratched’as modifier ‘a mahogany drop-leaf table’
- ‘Originally the main saloon had a small pilot berth behind the port settee and a starboard settee separated by a drop leaf table.’
- ‘It's a drop leaf library table made in Philadelphia.’
- ‘Popular options included a drop leaf table which folds down along each side of the centerboard trunk, shelves above the berths and a self-contained head aft of the port berth.’
- ‘The drop leaves are hinged by the original dovetail-shaped iron hinges.’
drop leaf/ˈdräp ˌlēf/
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