Definition of roll-top desk in English:

roll-top desk


  • A writing desk with a flexible cover sliding in curved grooves.

    • ‘A roll-top desk that used to stand in one corner of my grandfather's office fell to my lot and was delivered to me in Hyderabad in July.’
    • ‘A scratched, roll-top desk sat in the far corner of the large tent, with a partitioned box on top of it.’
    • ‘I'd like, when I get old and have my own place, to have a roll-top desk to use as a proper writing desk.’
    • ‘For example, brass beds and roll-top desks commanded big prices in the 1970s.’
    • ‘The white roll-top desk that was stationed in the corner of the room had been opened and office supplies.’
    • ‘Now, if you're shopping for yourself and are looking for a library table, a roll-top desk and a new rug for your study, you should have measured all the details about that space and have that information at hand.’
    • ‘Next to the bathroom stood an armoire, and next to that a roll-top desk.’
    table, work surface, bureau, writing desk, writing table, roll-top desk, lectern
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roll-top desk