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Meaning of lectern

lec•tern

Pronunciation: (lek'turn), [key]
— n.
  1. a reading desk in a church on which the Bible rests and from which the lessons are read during the church service.
  2. a stand with a slanted top, used to hold a book, speech, manuscript, etc., at the proper height for a reader or speaker.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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