governor winthrop desk

governor winthrop desk
\\-ˈwin(t)thrəp-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized G&W
Etymology: after Governor John Winthrop died 1649 governor of Mass. Colony
: a desk with an oxbow front and usually claw-and-ball feet

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an 18th-century American desk having a slant front. Also called Winthrop desk.
[1925-30, Amer.; after John WINTHROP]

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