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city desk

a newspaper department responsible for editing local news.
Also, City desk. British. the department of a newspaper handling financial news.
Origin of city desk
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He immediately left the zone of the city desk for a telephone booth.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • Now she flashed a quick smile and clicked on toward the city desk.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • The reporter presents himself at the city desk, tells what he has got, and is told by the city editor, “Write a stickful.”

    When Winter Comes to Main Street

    Grant Martin Overton
  • Then he rose and distributed the pieces in the several yawning waste baskets which strewed the aisle leading to the city desk.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • She jumped as the receiver was taken down and a voice barked: “city desk.”

    Danger at the Drawbridge Mildred A. Wirt
  • It then takes up sources of news, methods of getting stories, and the preparation of copy for the city desk.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for city desk

city desk

(Brit) the department of a newspaper office dealing with financial and commercial news
(US & Canadian) the department of a newspaper office dealing with local news
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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