You almost wanted him to clench his teeth, slam his fist, kick the lectern—anything to show that he was teed off.
When the court came to order, he approached a lectern and stood at attention.
She proceeded steadily to the lectern, clad in black, looking tiny beneath the soaring gothic arches.
early 14c., lettorne, lettron, from Old French letron, from Medieval Latin lectrinum, from Late Latin lectrum "lectern," from root of Latin legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)). Half-re-Latinized in English in 15c.