copydesk

noun
copy·​desk | \ ˈkä-pē-ˌdesk How to pronounce copydesk (audio) \

Definition of copydesk

: the desk at which newspaper copy is edited

First Known Use of copydesk

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of copydesk was in 1921

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copy cutter

copydesk

copy down/out

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“Copydesk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copydesk. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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