[es-kri-twahr] /ˌɛs krɪˈtwɑr/

(def 1).
a writing desk with compartments and drawers, concealed by a hinged flap, on a chest of drawers or plain stand

1706, from French écritoire (12c.), from Late Latin scriptorium (see scriptorium).


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