1. often round table A conference or discussion involving several participants.
2. Round Table
a. In Arthurian legend, the circular table of King Arthur and his knights.
b. The knights of King Arthur considered as a group.
(click for a larger image)Round Table
detail of a 15th-century French illuminated manuscript by Espinques Everard, depicting Tristan and the Knights of the Round Table
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