Definition of carrel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carrel

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkærəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəl//
 
 
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a small area with a desk, separated from other desks by a dividing wall or screen, where one person can work in a library Word Origin late 16th cent.: apparently related to carol in the old sense ‘ring’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carrel