Entry from US English dictionary
A portable writing case or surface, especially one for use on the lap.
- Instead I write in bed on the lap desk given to me by a friend.
- If she doesn't already have one, I'd suggest a nice vintage fountain pen to go with the lap desk.
- Writing boxes, lap desks, and sewing boxes (some with their original tools) were also made by the Shakers and elsewhere in New England.
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