1) The raised platform at the head of the hall where the high table was located, a place of distinction.
1418-9 behynd the dese of the hall of the foresaid chauntery, York
1528 In the Hall ... A clothe of rede say for the hye dease xxijd, York. It was used as a verb. c.1575 undersett the upper end of his hall and deast yt with bords, Woodsome.