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writing desk

noun
1.
a piece of furniture with a surface for writing, with drawers and pigeonholes for writing materials.
2.
a portable case that when opened forms a surface on which to write.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
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Examples for writing desk
  • Here on a writing desk made out of a carpenter's work-bench he wrote poems for the remainder of his life.
  • In the city, she scrounged for change in parking meters and used an old wooden door for a writing desk.
  • Stock up here on smart staples for your wardrobe, writing desk and larder.
  • Other amenities include satellite television, mini bar and writing desk.
  • Spacious guest suites are furnished with a private safe, writing desk and fully equipped kitchen.
  • Each well-lit room features a color television and high-quality writing desk.
  • The cabin has paneled walls, ceiling fans, carpeting and a writing desk with lamp.
  • Their living areas have a writing desk, dining nook and convertible sofa.
  • Guest rooms come with comfortable chairs, spacious writing desk, cable channels and wood furnishings.
  • Standard amenities include sofa, writing desk with chair, mini-refrigerator and hair dryer.
British Dictionary definitions for writing desk

writing desk

noun
1.
a piece of furniture with a writing surface and drawers and compartments for papers, writing materials, etc
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Encyclopedia Article for writing desk

desk

a table, frame, or case with a sloping or horizontal top particularly designed to aid writing or reading, and often containing drawers, compartments, or pigeonholes.

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