roll-top desk


roll-top desk
roll-top desks
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A roll-top desk is a desk which has a wooden cover which can be pulled down over the writing surface when the desk is not being used.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • roll-top desk — UK US noun [countable] [singular roll top desk plural roll top desks] a desk with a curved cover that you can pull down and lock Thesaurus: deskshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • roll-top desk — roll′ top (or roll′top ) desk′ n. fur a desk with a flexible sliding cover, often of closely set wood strips, that can be pulled down over the working surface or rolled up beneath the top • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • roll-top desk — noun count a desk with a curved cover that you can pull down and lock …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • roll-top desk — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms roll top desk : singular roll top desk plural roll top desks a desk with a curved cover that you can pull down and lock …   English dictionary

  • roll-top desk — noun (C) a desk that has a cover that you roll back when you open it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • roll-top desk — noun A desk having a flexible top, made of parallel slats, that rolls away when not needed …   Wiktionary

  • roll-top desk — noun a writing desk with a semicircular flexible cover sliding in curved grooves …   English new terms dictionary

  • roll-top — ☆ roll top [rōl′täp΄ ] adj. made with a flexible top of parallel slats that slides back [a roll top desk] * * * …   Universalium

  • roll-top — ☆ roll top [rōl′täp΄ ] adj. made with a flexible top of parallel slats that slides back [a roll top desk] …   English World dictionary

  • roll top — noun 1. : the flexible cover of a rolltop desk 2. : rolltop desk * * * 1. a flexible, sliding cover for the working area of a desk, opening by rising upward and back in quadrantal grooves and rolling up beneath the top. 2. Also called roll top… …   Useful english dictionary