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How to name a category of tall objects that are designed to stand on the floor as opposed to standing on a table? The tabletop objects are shorter than the freestanding objects and I cannot use "freestanding".

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As Chatkillah notes in the comments, floor-standing is used for things that are designed to stand on the floor. For example, the tall speakers that rest on the floor in home theatres are called floor-standing speakers.

  • 'floor-standing' seems the most accurate. I really needed this! thank you coleopterist and @chatkillah – YWSW Feb 28 '13 at 15:01
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Table lamps go on the table while floor lamps go on the floor. Does this help you?

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    I'm not sure what your answer is. Could you clarify please? – Kit Z. Fox Feb 28 '13 at 0:40
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The word is "pedestal". You may have heard of pedestal lamps, pedestal fans etc.

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