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



BrE BrE//ˈlektən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlektərn//
(North American English also podium)
jump to other results
a stand for holding a book, notes, etc. when you are reading in church, giving a talk, etc. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French letrun, from medieval Latin lectrum, from legere ‘to read’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lectern