lectern

Part of speech: noun

A reading - desk in a church.

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Usage examples "lectern":

  1. On his right is a plain lectern with an open volume on each side of it, and behind are two or more shelves set against the wall with books lying on their sides. - "The Care of Books", John Willis Clark.
  2. Erected in 1761; Lectern, St. Peter's Church. - "The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia", Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley.
  3. My Father preached from a lectern, facing the audience. - "Father and Son", Edmund Gosse.