writing desk


: a desk that often has a sloping top for writing on
also : a portable case that contains writing materials and has a surface for writing

Examples of writing desk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the day there is a crying need for creativity not just in front of the camera or at the writing desk but at the core of business operations themselves. Howard Homonoff, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Among the items are his dueling pistols, trunk, and writing desk, to name a few. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 14 Apr. 2022 Visitors can see everything from the author’s handwritten manuscripts to her writing desk. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 June 2023 The handsome rooms and suites — complete with marble-tiled bathrooms, local artwork, and writing desks — are also a highlight, as is the on-site Union restaurant. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2023 Conversation pieces include a splendid women's writing desk, the needlepoint on Hogg's Queen Anne chair and a spectacular seat made of cattle longhorns and jaguar-print fabric. Robin Soslow, Chron, 13 May 2023 Inside and out, everything hinges and snugs: The writing desk collapses, the shelving folds flat, and the bed frame stows away into its own headboard. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2023 Its 40 guestrooms are modern and comfortable, with custom artwork, natural bath products, and writing desks, while the stylish common areas are perfect for post-hike relaxation. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2023 Fans can bid on one or more of McMurtry’s 14 typewriters, a large collection of animal skulls, a Steinway grand piano, a four-poster bed, his writing desk and chair, a 1901 Colt .45 pistol, Hollywood memorabilia and two pairs of cowboy boots, including one patched with electrical tape. Tommy Cummings, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of writing desk was in 1611

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“Writing desk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writing%20desk. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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