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Definition of desk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a piece of furniture like a table, usually with drawers in it, that you sit at to read, write, work, etc. He used to be a pilot but now he has a desk job.
  2. 2a place where you can get information or be served at an airport, a hotel, etc. the check-in desk the reception desk see also front desk
  3. 3an office at a newspaper, television company, etc. that deals with a particular subject the sports desk see also city desk, news desk
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: desk