Rostrum - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɑːstrəm|  American pronunciation of the word rostrum
Brit.  |ˈrɒstrəm|  British pronunciation of the word rostrum

noun

- a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it (syn: ambo, dais, podium, pulpit, soapbox, stump)
- beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils (syn: snout)

Examples

...stood on a rostrum to address the huge crowd...

Word forms

noun
singular: rostrum
plural: rostrums
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