Definition of first-desk

: first in rank among players of the same instrument in an orchestra the first-desk players of the string section

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First Known Use of first-desk

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“First-desk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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