reception desk

noun
1.
a desk at which a receptionist works, as in an office.
2.
a counter, as at a hotel, at which guests are registered.
Also called front desk.


Origin:
1935–40

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Example sentences
Engineers and programmers hop from company to company, and share options
  stretch from the boardroom to the reception desk.
In a hallway behind the reception desk is a kitchen laden with snack food and
  soft drinks.
The lobby is spacious, with a staffed reception desk, a waiting area with
  comfortable seating and wide hallways.
Arrangements can be made at the reception desk, off a corner of the courtyard,
  or by telephoning ahead.
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