rolltop desk
noun Date: 1887 a writing desk with a sliding cover often of parallel slats fastened to a flexible backing

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  • Rolltop desk — A rolltop desk is a 19th century reworking of the pedestal desk with, in addition, a series of stacked compartments, shelves, drawers and nooks in front of the user, much like the Bureau a gradin or the Carlton house desk. In contrast to these… …   Wikipedia

  • rolltop desk — ▪ furniture       desk with a sliding roll top, or tambour, that encloses the working surface of the upper part and can be locked. The portion of the desk that gives the form its name is constructed of narrow slats of wood glued to some flexible… …   Universalium

  • rolltop desk — see roll top desk …   English dictionary

  • rolltop desk — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a writing desk having a sliding cover made of parallel slats fastened to a flexible backing …   Useful english dictionary

  • desk — /desk/, n. 1. an article of furniture having a broad, usually level, writing surface, as well as drawers or compartments for papers, writing materials, etc. 2. a frame for supporting a book from which the service is read in a church. 3. a pulpit …   Universalium

  • Desk — A writing desk. A desk is a furniture form and a class of table often used in a work or office setting for reading or writing on or using a computer. Desks often have one or more drawers to store office supplies and papers. Unlike a regular table …   Wikipedia

  • desk — [n] table counter, davenport, escritoire, lecturn, reading stand, rolltop, school desk, secretary, workspace, writing desk; concept 443 …   New thesaurus

  • desk — n. counter 1) (in a hotel) a front (AE), reception (BE) desk department 2) (at a newspaper) a city; copy desk table for writing 3) to clear one s desk 4) a cluttered desk 5) a rolltop; writing desk USAGE NOTE: In AE copy desk means local news… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • desk — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. escritoire, secretary, lectern, counter; bureau. See receptacle. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A piece of furniture] Syn. secretary, worktable, writing desk, writing table, drafting table, escritoire, bureau …   English dictionary for students

  • Tambour desk — A tambour desk is a desk with desktop based drawers and pigeonholes, in a way resembling a bit that of a bureau a gradin. The small drawers and nooks are covered, when required, by reeded or slatted shutters which usually retract in the two sides …   Wikipedia

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