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Rostrum

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1. ambo, dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stump

a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

2. rostrum, snout

beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils

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Rostrum

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noun plural -trums or -tra (-trə)
1. 
any platform, stage, or dais on which public speakers stand to address an audience
2. 
a platform or dais in front of an orchestra on which the conductor stands
3.  another word for ram (sense 5)
4. 
the prow or beak of an ancient Roman ship
5. biology, zoology
a beak or beaklike part

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Rostrum

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nounWord forms: plural ˈrostrums or ˈrostra (ˈrostrə ; rosˈtrə)
1. 
in ancient Rome,
a. 
a curved, beaklike projection at the prow of a ship; esp., such a projection on a war galley, used for ramming enemy vessels; beak
b. 
the speakers' platform in the Forum, decorated with such beaks taken from captured ships
2. 
a. 
any platform, stage, etc. for public speaking
b. 
public speaking, or public speakers collectively
3.  Biology
a beak or beaklike part

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Rostrum

see synonyms of rostrum
n. pl. ros·trums or ros·tra (rŏstrə, rôstrə)
1. A dais, pulpit, or other elevated platform for public speaking.
2.
a. The curved, beaklike prow of an ancient Roman ship, especially a war galley.
b. The speaker's platform in an ancient Roman forum, which was decorated with the prows of captured enemy ships.
3. Biology A beaklike projection, especially:
a. An anterior projection of an insect's or an arachnid's mouthparts, of the upper jaw of a cetacean, or of the cephalothorax of a crustacean.
b. A beaklike projection of a plant part, as the fruit of a geranium.

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