Carrel meaning

kărəl
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A partially partitioned space for studying or reading, often in a library.

He was busy writing his report in a small library carrel.

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A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.
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A small cubicle, typically in a library, designed to provide privacy for a person studying, reading, using a computer, etc.
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(person) 1873-1944; Fr. surgeon & biologist in the U.S. (1905-39)
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A quarrel, or square-headed arrow.
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Origin of carrel

  • Middle English carole round dance ring, circle, stall for study carol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition