a piece of furniture with a surface for writing, with drawers and pigeonholes for writing materials.
a portable case that when opened forms a surface on which to write.
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How to use writing desk in a sentence
On the other hand, if you have a little more space to work with, choosing a dedicated multi-level computer desk or a dedicated writing desk with cabinets might be the better selection for you.Best folding desk: Practical and portable options for small spaces | Jen McCaffery | July 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
She kept a copy of The Ambassadors as a talisman on her writing desk when she was working for seven years on her novel Trust.
He claimed the unforgivable crime was her sale of his writing desk to a client.
After closing the door to a crack, he sat down at a small writing desk where a map was laid out.
The first thing you see is a writing desk in a huge room beautifully furnished, and with dark-wood panelling.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, 'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
Do you remember the writing-desk at old Mildman's, eh, Frank?Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley
Colonel Bingham coughed, and tapped his writing-desk with the letter.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls | Various
Papa Haynes laughed at these things; but when Weezy learned to open his writing-desk he looked grave.
British Dictionary definitions for writing desk
a piece of furniture with a writing surface and drawers and compartments for papers, writing materials, etc
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