It was hard not to get mixed messages from the rostrum, too.
That nominee had three challenges as he took the rostrum in Tampa.
Presently they were all assembled, and the Head appeared upon his rostrum.
The professor then took his place again on the rostrum, with the pointer in his hand.
Each member has his chair and desk, the seats being arranged in semicircles around the rostrum.
I buried myself in the crowd, slouching my hat on that side towards the rostrum.
The Buddhists, and the unbelievers who figure so boastingly upon the rostrum in modern times, speak alike.
But in the harangue from the rostrum he missed the mark by aiming too high.
The leaders of the Barcine party now appeared on the scene, and their most popular orator ascended the rostrum.
Louise sat up on the rostrum, appointing the students to their parts.
1540s, from Latin rostrum, name of the platform stand for public speakers in the Forum in ancient Rome. It was decorated with the beaks of ships taken in the first naval victory of the Roman republic, over Antium, in 338 B.C.E., and the word's older sense is "end of a ship's prow," literally "beak, muzzle, snout," originally "means of gnawing," instrument noun form of rodere "to gnaw" (see rodent). Cf. claustrum "lock, bar," from claudere "to shut." Extended sense of any platform for public speaking is first recorded 1766. Classical plural form is rostra.
rostrum ros·trum (rŏs'trəm)
n. pl. ros·trums or ros·tra (-trə)
A beaklike or snoutlike projection.