secretaire

[ sek-ri-tair ]
/ ˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər /

noun French Furniture.

any writing desk resembling a secretary.

Origin of secretaire

1810–20; < French secrétaire secretary
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secretaire

/ (ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛə) /

noun

an enclosed writing desk, usually having an upper cabinet section

Word Origin for secretaire

C19: from French secrétaire; see secretary
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