- A raised platform in a church, usually enclosed, where the minister or preacher stands to conduct the sermon.
- (context, obsolete, nautical) 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 as stern pulpit; other texts use the perhaps more-appropriate term pushpit.
Etymology: From Latin pulpitum, "platform".
- Dutch: kansel , preekstoel
- French: chaire
- German: Kanzel
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