Es`trade" (?), n. [F., fr. Sp. estrado, orig., a carpet on the floor of a room, also, a carpeted platform, fr. L. stratum bed covering. See Stratum.] Arch.
A portion of the floor of a room raised above the general level, as a place for a bed or a throne; a platform; a dais.
He [the teacher] himself should have his desk on a mounted estrade or platform.
J. G. Fitch.
© Webster 1913.