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desk

  
  ( desks    plural  )
1       n-count   A desk is a table, often with drawers, which you sit at to write or work.  
2       n-sing   The place in a hotel, hospital, airport, or other building where you check in or obtain information is referred to as a particular desk.  
usu supp N  
I spoke to the girl on the reception desk...     
3       n-sing   A particular department of a broadcasting company, or of a newspaper or magazine company, can be referred to as a particular desk.  
supp N  
Over now to Simon Ingram at the sports desk.     


cash desk        ( cash desks    plural  ) A cash desk is a place in a large shop where you pay for the things you want to buy.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use cashier's desk     
cashier's desk        ( cashier's desks    plural  ) A cashier's desk is the same as a cash desk.  
  (AM)      n-count  
desk clerk        ( desk clerks    plural  ) A desk clerk is someone who works at the main desk in a hotel.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use receptionist     
hot-desk        ( hot-desks    3rd person present)   ( hot-desking    present participle)   ( hot-desked    past tense & past participle  ) If employees hot-desk, they are not assigned particular desks and work at any desk that is available.     (BUSINESS)      verb  
Some ministers will have to hot-desk until more accommodation can be found.      V  
  hot-desking      n-uncount  
I think that very few employees prefer hot-desking to having a fixed desk.     
roll-top desk        ( roll-top desks    plural  ) , rolltop desk   A roll-top desk is a desk which has a wooden cover which can be pulled down over the writing surface when the desk is not being used.      n-count  
writing desk        ( writing desks    plural  ) A writing desk is a piece of furniture with drawers, an area for keeping writing materials, and a surface on which you can rest your paper while writing.      n-count  
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