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desk

  

      n  
1    a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments  
2    a service counter or table in a public building, such as a hotel  
information desk     
3    a support, lectern, or book rest for the book from which services are read in a church  
4    the editorial section of a newspaper, etc., responsible for a particular subject  
the news desk     
5   
a    a music stand shared by two orchestral players  
b    these two players  
6    modifier  
a    made for use at a desk  
a desk calendar     
b    done at a desk  
a desk job     
     (C14: from Medieval Latin desca table, from Latin discus disc, dish)  


cash desk  
      n   a counter or till in a shop where purchases are paid for  
city desk  
      n  
1      (Brit)   the department of a newspaper office dealing with financial and commercial news  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   the department of a newspaper office dealing with local news  
copy desk  
      n     (Journalism)   a desk where copy is edited  
desk-bound  
      adj   engaged in or involving sedentary work, as at an office desk  
desk clerk  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a hotel receptionist,   (Also called)    clerk  
roll-top desk  
      n   a desk having a slatted wooden panel that can be pulled down over the writing surface when not in use,   (Also called)    roll-top  
writing desk  
      n   a piece of furniture with a writing surface and drawers and compartments for papers, writing materials, etc.  
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