escritoire definition

  • noun:
    • A writing dining table; a desk.
    • A desk with a high area for books.
    • A writing table with a hinged door that delivers the composing area.
    • A piece of furnishings used as a writing table, generally with drawers, pigeonholes, and the like; a secretary or writing table.
    • an item of furniture with conveniences for writing, as an opening top or falling front panel, places for inkstand, pencils, and stationery, etc.; additionally, a tray to put on inkstand, pencils, along with other implements for writing.
    • a desk employed for writing

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