Definition of carrel in English:

carrel

Line breaks: car¦rel
Pronunciation: /ˈkar(ə)l
 
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noun

1A small cubicle with a desk for the use of a reader or student in a library.
More example sentences
  • The courtroom in Arusha looks like a high-school library, with practical carpeting and schoolhouse desks divided by carrels.
  • In this design 150 workstations, most with computer terminals, replaced stacks containing books and carrels within the Building 8 library designed by Edmond and Corrigan.
  • An open central court provided natural lighting and quiet space with carrels for each graduate student and postdoctoral visitor.
1.1 historical A small enclosure or study in a cloister.

Origin

late 16th century: apparently related to carol in the old sense 'ring'.

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