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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  lectern  \lec"tern\,  n. 
  See  {Lecturn}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lecturn  \Lec"turn\  (l[e^]k"t[u^]rn),  n.  [LL.  lectrinum  fr 
  lectrum;  cf  L.  legere  lectum,  to  read.] 
  A  choir  desk,  or  reading  desk,  in  some  churches,  from  which 
  the  lections,  or  Scripture  lessons,  are  chanted  or  read; 
  hence  a  reading  desk.  [Written  also  {lectern}  and 
  {lettern}.]  --Fairholt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lectern 
  n  :  a  desk  or  stand  with  a  slanted  top  used  to  hold  a  text  at 
  the  proper  height  for  a  lecturer  [syn:  {reading  desk}] 




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