Governor Winthrop desk

Governor Win·​throp desk | \ -ˈwin(t)thrəp- \

Definition of Governor Winthrop desk

: a desk with an oxbow front and usually claw-and-ball feet

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History and Etymology for Governor Winthrop desk

after Governor John Winthrop †1649 governor of Massachusetts Colony

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“Governor Winthrop desk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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