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.
Specialized synonyms: Bib, Dinner Napkin, Tea Napkin
Generic synonyms: Napery, Table Linen
Lexicographical Neighbors of Table Napkin
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, ..."