lectern lectern  /ˈlɛk tərn/


  • (n) desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer


  1. That Warren should lend him a lectern has infuriated the pro-life activists and general hard-liners on the religious right.
  2. She stands nervously in front of a lectern, adopting the rote singsong of a 13-year-old giving her Bat Mitzvah speech.
  3. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara stood at complete and unmilitary ease behind the lectern on the stage of the State Department auditorium.


  • Mizzou Chancellor Deaton to retire in November

    Mizzou Chancellor Deaton to retire in November Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 3:26 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Standing in the Jesse Hall rotunda behind a lectern used in the same location by Mark Twain more than a century ago, Deaton spoke to a crowd of deans, state ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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  1. To win the war on terrorism, Palin said, "we need a commander-in-chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern".
    on Feb 7, 2010 By: Sarah Palin Source: The Guardian

  2. The newspaper reported that the Prince wrote: "After my speech, the President detached himself from the group of appalling old waxworks who accompanied him and took his place at the lectern. He then gave a kind of propaganda" speech which was...
    on Nov 13, 2005 By: Prince Charles Source: BBC News

  3. "I was reminded of what John F. Kennedy said. John F. Kennedy, who spoke on this lectern, he said, 'We can never negotiate out of fear, but we can never fear to negotiate.' That is what strong countries and strong presidents do. They talk to their...
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Terre Haute Tribune Star

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