escritoire

noun
es·​cri·​toire | \ ˈe-skrə-ˌtwär How to pronounce escritoire (audio) \

Definition of escritoire

: a writing table or desk specifically : secretary sense 4b

First Known Use of escritoire

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for escritoire

obsolete French, writing desk, scriptorium, from Medieval Latin scriptorium

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“Escritoire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escritoire. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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