noun French Furniture.
Origin of secretaire
Examples from the Web for secretaire
She got up and went back to the secretaire, as if trying to restrain herself.The Fat and the Thin|Emile Zola
The soup stood on the secretaire for about fifteen minutes before Boursier started to eat it.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
Don Camillo Monforte was searching among the papers of a secretaire.The Bravo|J. Fenimore Cooper
And with a vague gesture he indicated the papers which lay in a disordered heap on his secretaire.Petticoat Rule|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
In the moment of peril, with rare presence of mind, she rushed to her secretaire, where her jewels were.The Slaves of the Padishah|Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for secretaire
Word Origin for secretaire
Word Origin and History for secretaire
cabinet for private papers, 1771, from French secrétaire (13c.), from Medieval Latin secretarius (see secretary). Englished form secretary is attested in this sense from 1803.