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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpʊlpɪt/, /ˈpʌl-/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpʊlpɪt/, /ˈpʌl-/
Audio (GA) (file)
- Hyphenation: pul‧pit
pulpit (plural pulpits)
- A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands when giving the sermon.
- 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 12:
- [H]is `Amens' were ejected at the pulpit with the severity of a reprimand.
- Activity performed from a church pulpit, in other words, preaching, sermons, religious teaching, the preaching profession, preachers collectively or an individual preaching position; by extension: bully pulpit.
- A raised desk, lectern, 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 a stern pulpit; other texts use the term pushpit.
- A bow platform for harpooning.
- (Britain military slang, dated) A plane's cockpit.
raised platform in church
activity performed from a church pulpit
bow platform for harpooning
plane's cockpit — see cockpit
- A pulpit (podium for religious oratory)
- A podium for non-religious oratory.
- (rare) A seat in a church for royalty.
pulpit m inan (diminutive pulpicik)
Declension of pulpit