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A wooden writing cabinet mounted on a chest of drawers or on a stand. It usually has a hinged, a locking mechanism and sometimes slanted, front that drops down to form a writing surface. Generally, it has drawers and pigeonholes. The drawers and pigeonholes are used to store papers, documents, etc. When the front is dropped down, the horizontal surface is used for reading and writing.
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  • Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
English
Term (International)
Secretary
Alternative term(s)
desk, front; desk, hall; desk, lady's; front desk; hall desk; lady’s desk
French
Term (International)
Secrétaire
Term gender (International)
m.
Date created
2010-01-01
Date updated
2022-07-06
Parks Canada code(s)
  • 02-00207
Nomenclature URI
https://www.nomenclature.info/nom/1294
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