writing desk


Definition of 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 There are hand-hewn wooden live edge writing desks, some of them made from salvaged wood. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For staycations or visiting friends, the Journeyman Hotel is an urban retreat in the Third Ward," 8 June 2018 Each of the six workspaces provided, which consist of a design loft, writing desk, sound space, tech lab, corner office and location scout are conducive to the resident's needs. Eileen Reslen, House Beautiful, "Here's How You Can Work From Hawaii for One Week, All For Free," 15 May 2018 European-style fall-front cabinets – small writing desks that folded up into a portable box, the 16th-century version of a briefcase – became popular in Japan and elsewhere in the world. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "'Japan's Global Baroque' At Yale University Art Gallery," 7 Mar. 2018 Other furnishings are equally swish: mock-croc chairs, a slender marble writing desk, and a bathroom so lavishly mosaicked that Hadrian himself would approve. Condé Nast Traveler, "The London West Hollywood," 20 Oct. 2017 His favorite spot to nap was only a few feet away under where Annette Baumgard’s writing desk used to be. By Mark Young, miamiherald, "This happened to a 120-year-old farmhouse when Irma hit. And the owner laughed.," 24 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of writing desk

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Writing desk.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writing%20desk. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of writing desk

: a desk with a flat surface for writing on

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