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desk

noun [C]  /desk/ us  

desk noun [C] (TABLE)

a type of table for working at, usually one with drawers: Tommy sits at the desk in front of me in English.

desk noun [C] (SERVICE AREA)

a place where you can get information or service, esp. in a hotel, airport, or large store: The woman at the front desk was very helpful.
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