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.
in AM, use cashier's desk
cashier's desk ( cashier's desks plural ) A cashier's desk is the same as a cash desk.
desk clerk ( desk clerks plural ) A desk clerk is someone who works at the main desk in a hotel.
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
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