Definition of drop leaf in English:

drop leaf

Pronunciation /ˈdräp ˌlēf/ /ˈdrɑp ˌlif/


  • A hinged table leaf.

    ‘both drop leaves are badly scratched’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's a drop leaf library table made in Philadelphia.’
    • ‘The drop leaves are hinged by the original dovetail-shaped iron hinges.’