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.