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    triboon

    It's a tall table usually a thin one up to a teacher's waist or chest. They stand behind it to make theirs speach or conference.
    I think a similar word is something like 'triboon' or ...
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    #2

    Re: triboon

    Do you mean a lectern?

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    #3

    Re: triboon

    It's a lectern in BrE too.

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    #4

    Re: triboon

    Yes, thanks,

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    Re: triboon

    There is a meeting in which every person could say their own opinion on the subject (like freedom, policy, nudism, war, and usually controversial subjects.)
    Because there is usually a lectern, behind it you can speak, in Persian we call this meeting A FREE LECTERN.
    I wanted to ask you if this combined expression is usual in English too?
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    #6

    Re: triboon

    I've never heard of such a thing. Is there some reason why everyone would come together to discuss such varied subjects?

    If there is a meeting of some sort, like a city council or school board meeting, they may have a time for "public comments," but that would be related to the subjects on the agenda.

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    #7

    Re: triboon

    ... in Persian we call this meeting A FREE LECTERN.

    The closest thing I can think of in English is an "open mic" (pronounced "mike", short for microphone). This is often in the context of a club, for example a comedy club, where anyone can get up and perform, try out their act. But I have seen it used in a situation similar to the one you describe, where anybody can go to the microphone and give their opinion on the subject of the meeting.

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    #8

    Re: triboon

    JMurray,

    Yes, thanks, this is what I was looking for.

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