roll-top desk

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roll-top desk

or roll·top desk (rōl′tŏp′)
n.
A desk fitted with a flexible sliding top made of parallel slats.

roll-top desk

n
(Furniture) a desk having a slatted wooden panel that can be pulled down over the writing surface when not in use. Also called: roll-top

roll′-top`

(or roll′top`) desk′,



n.
a desk with a flexible sliding cover, often of closely set wood strips, that can be pulled down over the working surface or rolled up beneath the top.
[1885–90]
Translations

roll-top desk

[ˈrəʊltɒpˈdesk] Nburó m, escritorio m de tapa rodadera
References in classic literature ?
Next he noticed a bewhiskered, youthful-looking man, sitting at a roll-top desk, who regarded him curiously.
Three main rooms served as Red Cross working and dining space, set up today with roll-top desks, a vintage telephone, and other Victorian-era furnishings based on old photos and records.
True, few contain roll-top desks and feather quill pens anymore, but so what?
Shutters are thin timber slats set between curved metal guiding rails; sinuous, gentle, they roll back into themselves like roll-top desks.
The artists tell him that rather than the traditional trappings and institutional furniture, they'd prefer antique roll-top desks.
Concepts taking shape include modular removable seating, hatches that open like roll-top desks, storage bins low on the chassis, thief-proof bike carriers, and lots of glass--from a removable bubble top to a glass tailgate.
With the tambour router bit set, woodworkers can easily create attractive, wood tambours for roll-top desks, breadboxes, kitchen storage areas and a number of other projects.