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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: desca, from Latin discus 'dish, disk'

desk

noun
     
desk
desk S2 W2 [countable]
1DHF a piece of furniture like a table, usually with drawers in it, that you sit at to write and work:
Marie was sitting at her desk.
2DLT a place where you can get information or use a particular service in a hotel, airport etc:
3TCBTCN an office that deals with a particular subject, especially in newspapers or television

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