Definition of bureau plat in English:

bureau plat

noun

  • A type of (large) flat-topped writing desk (especially one made or decorated in an ornate French style) supported by four legs, typically with one shallow central drawer, and one or two corresponding drawers at either side.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From French bureau plat flat-topped writing desk from bureau writing desk + plat flat.

Pronunciation

bureau plat

/ˈbjɔːrəʊ ˈplɑː//ˈbjʊərəʊ ˈplɑː/