Lectern

Definition of Lectern

Lec´tern   Pronunciation: lĕk´tŭrn
n.1.A choir desk, or reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or read.
2.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.

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reading desk, stand
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