Definition of Table napkin

1. Noun. A small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing.

Exact synonyms: Napkin, Serviette
Specialized synonyms: Bib, Dinner Napkin, Tea Napkin
Generic synonyms: Napery, Table Linen

Lexicographical Neighbors of Table Napkin

table dancer
table dances
table decoration
table football
table game
table knife
table lamp
table lamps
table lifting
table linen
table manners
table mat
table mountain
table mountains
table mustard
table napkin (current term)
table of contents
table rapping
table salt
table saw
table saws
table service
table soccer
table stakes
table talk
table tapping
table tennis
table tilting
table tipping

Literary usage of Table napkin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Historical and Statistical Account of Dunfermline by Peter Chalmers (1859)
"... or table- napkin wrought by him—viz. " January 30, 1649 "—with the same date at which Charles I., born in Dunfermline, was beheaded in London. ..."

2. A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia by Fred Burnaby (1876)
"—Improvement in Scenery—Trade in Shawls—An Eastern Tale—Podgor- naya—A Precipice—Oura—The Inn at Orsk—A Basin and a table napkin —A Servant with a Joyful ..."

3. A Glossary of North Country Words, with Their Etymology, & Affinity to Other by John Trotter Brockett, William Edward Brockett (1846)
"... to wipe away the sweat, sudarium ; distinguished from a table napkin, ... in Scotland, linen for the table. Napkin, therefore, is the same word, ..."

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