lecturn

Lecturn

Lec"turn\ (l[e^]k"t[u^]rn), n. [LL. lectrinum, fr. lectrum; cf. L. legere, lectum, to read.] A choir desk, or reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or read; hence, a reading desk. [Written also lectern and lettern.] --Fairholt.
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