Synsets for "desk-bound"

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Synonyms: desk-bound


Definition: restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity


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Partners desk A partners desk, partner's desk or partners' desk (also double desk) is an antique desk form, which is basically two pedestal desks constructed from the start as one large desk joined at the front, for two users working while facing each other.
Desk The word "desk" originated from the Modern Latin word "desca" “table to write on”, from the mid 14th century. It is a modification of the Old Italian "desco" "table", from Latin "discus" "dish" or "disc". The word desk has been used figuratively since 1797. A desk may also be known as a bureau, counter, davenport, escritoire, lectern, reading stand, rolltop desk, school desk, workspace, or writing desk.
Resolute desk Plaques with similar messages were fitted onto each desk made, the "Resolute" desk in the White House, Queen Victoria's writing table, and the Grinnell desk.
Desk and bench The term "Desk and bench" is also sometimes used to describe a school desk which has a built-in seat. A "Desk and bench" set is also sometimes called a "Desk and stool".
Trestle desk The modern trestle desk is not so much a desk form as a desk improvisation. In shape and manufacture it sometimes resembles certain variations of the antique field desk which was used by officers not too far from the battlefield. Basically, the modern trestle desk improv is a plank of wood set on two trestles.
Campaign desk Any campaign desk is in a sense also a portable desk.
Moore desk A Moore desk is not one but two large antique desk forms.
Slant top desk Like the Wooton desk, the fall front desk and others with a hinged desktop (and unlike closable desks with an unmovable desktop like the rolltop desk or the cylinder desk) all documents and various items must be removed from the work surface of the slant-top desk before closing up.
Trestle desk As with most antique desk forms, this trestle desk surface is usually 29 inches (73.7 cm) from the floor.
Moore desk In her Smithsonian monography on the Wooton desk, Betty Lawson Walters notes the relative importance of the Moore desk as a competitor to the famous Wooton desk, and traces its origin and destiny.
List of Oval Office desks The Oval Office is the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Six desks have been used by presidents in the Oval Office: the Theodore Roosevelt desk, the Hoover desk, the "Resolute" desk, the Johnson desk, the Wilson desk, and the C&O desk.
Standing desk A height-adjustable desk or sit-stand desk can be adjusted to both sitting and standing positions; this is purported to be healthier than the sit-only desk. Sitting for extended periods of time has been linked to detrimental health effects. Other options for sit-stand desks include smaller, desk-top models that can be placed on, or removed from an existing desk to switch between sitting and standing.
Wooton desk An Indianapolis, Indiana, entrepreneur (who was later to become a Protestant preacher) called William S. Wooton obtained patents for his design and established a company in 1870. Production continued until about 1884. The Wooton desk is their better known secretary desk; the Wooton desk company also produced a so-called rotary desk, which is in fact a pedestal desk whose pedestals have segments which turn on themselves to expose more drawers and nooks.
Spinet desk By this capacity of hiding or revealing the main working area the spinet desk could be said to be a smaller, less obtrusive cousin of the rolltop desk and the cylinder desk. Like them, and unlike the secretary desk or the fall front desk, it can be closed up without disturbing too much the paperwork and various documents and implements left on the main desktop surface.
Wilson desk The Wilson desk is a double-pedestal desk built of mahogany. Its workspace is 58 1/4 inches by 80 3/4 inches and it is 31 inches high. It has drawers in both pedestals, and the knee-hole extends all the way through the desk. During its time in the White House a glass top was used on top of the desk. This sheet of glass covered the whole workspace of the desk.
Desk Some desks have the form of a table, although usually only one side of a desk is suitable to sit at (there are some exceptions, such as a partners desk), unlike most usual tables. Some desks do not have the form of a table, for instance, an armoire desk is a desk built within a large wardrobe-like cabinet, and a portable desk is light enough to be placed on a person's lap. Since many people lean on a desk while using it, a desk must be sturdy. In most cases, people sit at a desk, either on a separate chair or a built-in chair (e.g., in some school desks). Some users stand at their desks using higher standing desks.
Resolute desk Replicas of the "Resolute" desk have appeared in many movies. The desk was a key plot device in "", in which a secret compartment in the desk contained pieces of a clue to the location of treasure. The film also features another desk made from HMS "Resolute," situated in Buckingham Palace, which was made for the personal use of Queen Victoria.
Pedestal desk When the pedestal desk form is cut to about two thirds of its normal width, and one of the pedestals is replaced by legs, this is then called a right pedestal desk or a left pedestal desk, depending on the position of the pedestal. This kind of form is common for a student desk.
Credenza desk The credenza desk is often used as a computer desk, thus leaving the possibility of keeping the surface of the main desk completely free, when this is required. An executive desk is often the central artifact for a meeting between several persons. A computer monitor or a printer or even a simple keyboard on the surface can be impediments to the exchange.
Treadmill desk A treadmill desk, walking desk or treadmill workstation is a computer desk that is adapted so that the user walks on a treadmill while performing office tasks. Persons using a treadmill desk seek to change the sedentary lifestyle associated with being an office worker and to integrate gentle exercise into their working day.