lectern

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lectern \Lec"tern\ (l[e^]k"t[u^]rn), noun [Written also {lecturn} and {lettern}.] [LL. lectrinum, fr. lectrum; cf. L. legere, lectum, to read.]

1. A choir desk, or reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or read. --Fairholt.

2. Hence: A reading desk, usually in the form of a stand with a slanted top that holds books or lecture notes at a height convenient for reading by a speaker who is standing. A modern lectern may be of adjustable height, and be fitted with a light to illuminate the material on the desk, and sometimes a microphone or other electrical equipment for use of a speaker. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lecturn \Lec"turn\ (l[e^]k"t[u^]rn), noun [LL. lectrinum, fr. lectrum; cf. L. legere, lectum, to read.] Same as {lectern}. [Written also {lectern} and {lettern}.] --Fairholt.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lectern

noun

1: desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer [syn: {lectern}, {reading desk}]

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