from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sounding-board over a pulpit or rostrum, designed to reflect the speaker's voice downward toward the audience, or in any desired direction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The sounding-board over a pulpit or rostrum.

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  • noun Alternative form of abat-voix.


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  • An acoustical reflector for a single voice, such as behind and over a church pulpit.

    June 12, 2015