rolltop desk


roll·​top desk ˈrōl-ˈtäp- How to pronounce rolltop desk (audio)
: 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 In one room, Boric had his only piece of furniture, an old-fashioned rolltop desk. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 Brenda, This is a Stow-Davis rolltop desk, about 75 years old. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 3 Mar. 2022 Tambour is what makes the lid able to slide, for example, on a rolltop desk. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 22 Nov. 2020 And this—hung right over my rolltop desk—still marks the turning point between the two. Allan Gurganus, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rolltop desk was in 1887

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“Rolltop desk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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rolltop desk

roll·​top desk ˌrōl-ˌtäp- How to pronounce rolltop desk (audio)
: a desk with a cover that can be slid up or down

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