• A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands when giving the sermon.
  • Activity performed from a church pulpit, in other words, preaching, sermons, religious teaching, the preaching profession, preachers collectively or an individual preaching position; by extension: bully pulpit.
  • A raised desk, lectern, or platform for an orator or public speaker.
  • The railing at the bow of a boat, which sometimes extends past the deck. It is sometimes referred to as bow pulpit. The railing at the stern of the boat is sometimes referred to as a stern pulpit; other texts use the term pushpit.
  • A bow platform for harpooning.
  • A plane's cockpit.


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  • From Middle English pulpit, from Old French pulpite and Latin pulpitum.

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