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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First Known Use of rolltop desk

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Rolltop desk.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rolltop%20desk. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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