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writing desk

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  1. a piece of furniture with a surface for writing, with drawers and pigeonholes for writing materials.
  2. a portable case that when opened forms a surface on which to write.
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Origin of writing desk

First recorded in 1605–15
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Related Words for writing desk

davenport, desk, escritoire, secretary, secretaire

Examples from the Web for writing desk

Historical Examples of writing desk

  • He rummaged through his writing-desk in vain, and then gave up the search.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Think, ladies, of the secrets this writing-desk might whisper if it would!

  • It is now in that writing-desk; and I have—I feel it—a friend the-more in the world.

  • I unlocked my writing-desk at once, and handed him his own letter.

  • Just unstrap that writing-desk, and I will write a few lines.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for writing desk

writing desk

  1. a piece of furniture with a writing surface and drawers and compartments for papers, writing materials, etc
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