AskDefine | Define teapoy

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Hindi, from Persian three + foot

Noun

teapoy
  1. a small decorative table having three legs; sometimes used for holding a tea service

Extensive Definition

A teapoy is an item of furniture used in the 19th Century for storing tea. A teapoy usually consisted of a lockable box attached to a stand or three legged table. They were used when tea was a valuable commodity, and was important enough to be stored in a special, decorative container. Can also be used to describe a three-legged table without a container, used for a tea service.
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1