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copy desk

noun, Journalism.
1.
the desk in a newspaper office at which copy is edited and prepared for printing.
Compare slot1 (def 5).
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism
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Examples from the web for copy desk
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for copy desk

copy desk

noun
1.
(journalism) a desk where copy is edited
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