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

 

lectern

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