Meaning of court cupboard

court' cup"board

Pronunciation: [key]
— Eng. Furniture. Eng. Furniture.
  1. a sideboard of the 16th and 17th centuries, having three open tiers, the middle of which sometimes has a small closed cabinet with oblique sides. Cf.
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