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.
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 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.
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.
Bargueño desk The only other major antique combination of a large portable desk and a frame is the more delicate desk on a frame of the 18th century, which was popular in Colonial America. When the top and bottom chests are permanently attached or built as one piece there is a desk form called a Fall front desk. It is supposed that the fall front desk form gradually evolved from the desk on a chest towards the end of the Renaissance.
Pedestal desk Very few non-specialists call this form a pedestal desk. Most people usually refer to it as an executive desk, in contrast with the cubicle desk which is assigned to those who work under the executive. However, the term executive desk has been applied to so many desk forms as to be misleading, so the less-used but more precise "pedestal desk" has been retained here.
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.
Slant top desk In some places the slant top desk is known as a "bureau" desk, and in others it goes under the name of slope-front desk. In the United States, the slant top desk is sometimes called a Governor Winthrop desk, in memory of John Winthrop, the 17th century governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. As Winthrop died in 1647, he had no actual connection to this style of desk, which originated in the 18th century and is especially associated with Chippendale. The name "Winthrop" was attached to this kind of desk by the Winthrop Furniture Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, who offered their "Gov. Winthrop" desk in 1924, during the colonial revival period.
Trestle desk As with most antique desk forms, this trestle desk surface is usually 29 inches (73.7 cm) from the floor.
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.
Portable desk The only modern survivors of all the antique forms of the portable desk are the bed variants of the lap desk and a series of standardized forms (following NATO specifications or others) of the field desk.
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.
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.
Armoire desk An armoire desk is a writing-table built within a large cabinet, usually high. The cabinet is closed by two to four full-height doors, to keep out dust or to give a tidy appearance to a room by hiding the cluttered working surface of the desk. This form of desk is usually placed against a wall, like its antique uncle, the secretary 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.