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roll top

noun
1.
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.
2.
Also called roll-top desk, rolltop desk. a desk with such a cover.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for roll-top desk

roll-top desk

noun
1.
a desk having a slatted wooden panel that can be pulled down over the writing surface when not in use Also called roll-top
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