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1 Flat broad slab, as on a medieval altar where it forms the mensa or top.

2 Any flat, distinctive, rectangular surface or panel on a wall, often charged with inscriptions, painting, or sculpture.

3 Altar-frontal or -retable.

4 Protestant communion-table.

5 Any hori zontal moulding, e.g. band, cornice, or string-course, usually with a defining word, e.g. base-table, corbel-table, etc.

Subjects: Architecture.

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