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roll top

a flexible, sliding cover for the working area of a desk, opening by rising upward and back in quadrantal grooves and rolling up beneath the top.
Also called roll-top desk, rolltop desk. a desk with such a cover.
Origin of roll top
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He slid back the roll top, and ran a rapid eye over the neatly filed papers.
  • The cookies came in a blue bag that had a roll top with tabs on the side to hold it closed once rolled up.
  • There is an old roll top desk that still sits in the downstairs hallway of the courthouse.
  • roll top membrane into position to check for proper overlap and alignment.
  • roll top sheet toward splice area until the cemented area is nearly touching cement on bottom sheet along entire length of splice.

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