Meaning of “lectern” in the English Dictionary

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"lectern" in British English

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lecternnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlek.tən/ us /ˈlek.tɝːn/

a piece of furniture with a sloping part on which a book or paper is put to be read from

(Definition of “lectern” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lecternnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlek·tərn/ also podium

a tall, narrow piece of furniture having a sloping part that holds a book or papers to be read from while standing

(Definition of “lectern” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)