Carrel (noun)

  1. A small desk or workstation, typically with high sides, used for studying or research in a library or other quiet area.
  2. A small private room or cubicle.

Origin:

The word "carrel" comes from the old french word "caruel" which means "little chamber" or "little room".

Examples:

  1. The student sat at his carrel studying for his final exam.
  2. The carrels were equipped with power outlets and internet access for the library patrons.
  3. The researcher used the carrel to work on her dissertation.
  4. The carrels were located in a quiet section of the library.
  5. The carrels were designated as quiet study areas.
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