writing desk
noun Date: 1611 a desk that often has a sloping top for writing on; also a portable case that contains writing materials and has a surface for writing

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  • writing desk — n a desk with special places for pens, paper etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Writing desk — A writing desk acts as a kind of compact office. Traditionally, a writing desk is for writing letters by hand. It usually has a top that closes to hide current work, which makes the room containing it look tidy, maintains privacy, and protects… …   Wikipedia

  • writing desk — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms writing desk : singular writing desk plural writing desks a table used for writing on …   English dictionary

  • writing desk — noun 1. a portable case containing writing materials and having a writing surface (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑case 2. a desk for writing (usually with a sloping top) • Hypernyms: ↑desk * * * noun, pl ⋯ desks [count] : a desk with a flat surface for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • writing desk — /ˈraɪtɪŋ dɛsk/ (say ruyting desk) noun 1. a piece of furniture with a surface for writing upon, usually with drawers and pigeonholes to hold writing materials, etc. 2. a portable case for holding writing materials and affording, when opened, a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • writing desk — writ′ing desk n. 1) fur a piece of furniture with a surface for writing on, usu. with drawers and compartments for writing materials 2) fur a portable case that holds writing materials and that when opened forms a surface on which to write •… …   From formal English to slang

  • writing desk — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. writing table, escritoire, desk; see table 1 …   English dictionary for students

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