Translation of desk in Spanish:

desk

Pronunciation: /desk/

n

  • 1.1 (table) escritorio (m), mesa (f) de trabajo; (in school) pupitre (m); (before n) [calendar/lamp] de escritorio, de (sobre)mesa a desk job un trabajo de oficina
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    • His specialty was making caskets and exquisite pieces of household furniture, including walnut desks and mantel pieces.
    • They're worried that they're vulnerable to another attack while officials sit behind desks writing reports.
    • He took out the strap and slammed the belt down on the flat surface of the desk for emphasis.
    1.2 (service counter) mostrador (m) information desk (mostrador (m) de) información (f) cash desk caja (f) reception desk recepción (f)
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    • Having enquired at all car rental information desks at Dublin airport, the answer was alas the same.
    • They laughed and hurried sheepishly downstairs, leaving the key on the reception desk in the hotel lobby.
    • They walked together with me from the reception desk to the security check area.
    1.3 [Journ] sección (f) the news/foreign/sports desk la sección de noticias/de noticias internacionales/de información deportiva
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    • Reuters' global photo desks will move to Singapore, as will its graphics service, currently in Miami.
    • Rumors from the media market suggest that panic is rife at several editorial desks.
    • The sports desk at the paper's office was a quarter of a very large room; here, it's literally one sports desk.
    1.4 (in orchestra) atril (m)
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    • We could hardly keep our faces straight and some of the musicians at the back desks laughed behind their music wholeheartedly.
    • It will be fine if you plan to scratch away in the back desk of the second violins of an amateur orchestra.
    • Intriguingly enough, you didn't try to make a big name for yourself as a cellist but kept your eye on a conducting career from the cello desk.

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