A narrow, desklike kneeling bench with space above for a book or the elbows, for use by a person at prayer.
An armless, upholstered chair with a high straight back and a low seat.
A narrow, upright frame with a lower ledge for kneeling on at prayer and an upper ledge, as for a book.
Origin of prie-dieu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French, literally "pray God".