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reception desk

a desk at which a receptionist works, as in an office.
a counter, as at a hotel, at which guests are registered.
Also called front desk.
Origin of reception desk
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Behind the reception desk there was a man whose face was the approximate shape and color of a slightly used waffle.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Miss Mitkin, yawning at the reception desk, didn't know exactly why.

  • A young woman at the reception desk looked up as the girls advanced.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Another important vantage point which, like the telephone, suffers from neglect is the reception desk.

  • Miss Mitkin, at the reception desk, greeted him with a yawn.

  • Beyond the reception desk was a gate, and beyond the gate a large central office branched off into several smaller offices.

    The Calm Man Frank Belknap Long
  • Rick and Scotty walked over and checked in at the reception desk.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He entered through the big main door and walked to the reception desk.

    Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The Belphin at the reception desk did not give off the customary smiling expression.

    The Blue Tower Evelyn E. Smith
  • From 191a loudspeaker on the reception desk came the voice of a world-famous crooner which Helen recognized instantly.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler

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