Hypertext Webster Gateway: "ambo"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ambo \Am"bo\, n.; pl. {Ambos}. [LL. ambo, Gr. ?, any rising, a
raised stage, pulpit: cf. F. ambon.]
A large pulpit or reading desk, in the early Christian
churches. --Gwilt.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
prominence to the person on it [syn: {dais}, {podium}, {pulpit},
{rostrum}, {stump}, {soapbox}]

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