Alternative spelling of tablecloth. (A cloth used to cover a table)
Gerald shook the table cloth out and held it down in the breeze while Carmen clipped it to the table one-handed.
The south-east winds which sweep over Table Mountain frequently cause the phenomenon known as "The Table-cloth."
The word is derived from the Latin mantellum or mantelum, a cloak, and is probably the same as, or another form of, mantelium or mantele, a tablenapkin or table-cloth, from manus, hand, and tela, a cloth.
A starchy white embroidered table cloth covers the table beside him.