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pulpit (plural pulpits)
- A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands to conduct the sermon.
- A desk or platform for an orator or public speaker.
- (nautical) The railing at the bow of a boat, which sometimes extends past the deck. It is sometimes referred to as bow pulpit. The railing at the stern of the boat is sometimes referred to as as stern pulpit; other texts use the perhaps more appropriate term pushpit.
raised platform in church
(obsolete, nautical) the railing at the bow of a boat
- desktop (the main graphical user interface of an operating system)