copy desk

noun Journalism.
the desk in a newspaper office at which copy is edited and prepared for printing. Compare slot1 ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism

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copy desk
 
n
journalism a desk where copy is edited

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Example sentences
The editor often does additional reworking, then sends it on to the copy desk for a final edit.
They're kindly blaming the copy desk but, any shortsightedness is all mine.
The editor fine-tunes the story turned in by the reporter and turns it over to the copy desk for further work.
The editors will work on either the news or sports copy desk.
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