Definition of operating table noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


operating table

BrE BrE//ˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ teɪbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpəreɪtɪŋ teɪbl//
Hospitals, Operations
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a special table that you lie on to have a medical operation in a hospital The patient died on the operating table (= during an operation). See related entries: Hospitals, Operations
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: operating table