rolltop desk

noun
roll·​top desk | \ ˈrōl-ˈtäp- How to pronounce rolltop desk (audio) \

Definition of rolltop desk

: a writing desk with a sliding cover often of parallel slats fastened to a flexible backing

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Examples of rolltop desk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tambour is what makes the lid able to slide, for example, on a rolltop desk. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "There's a secret to circular rooms inside $4.5M mansion on Cass Lake," 22 Nov. 2020 And this—hung right over my rolltop desk—still marks the turning point between the two. Allan Gurganus, The New Yorker, "The Wish for a Good Young Country Doctor," 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of rolltop desk

1887, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2020

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“Rolltop desk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rolltop%20desk. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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