noun plat·ter \ˈpla-tər\

: a large plate that is used for serving food and especially meat

: the food that is served on a platter

: a meal in a restaurant that has a particular type of food

Full Definition of PLATTER

a :  a large plate used especially for serving meat
b :  plate 3c(2)
:  a phonograph record
plat·ter·ful \-ˌfl\ noun
on a platter
:  without effort :  very easily <can have the presidency on a platter — Jonathan Daniels>

Examples of PLATTER

  1. large platters of hot turkey and ham
  2. The chicken platter comes with fries and coleslaw.
  3. She ordered the seafood platter.

Origin of PLATTER

Middle English plater, from Anglo-French, from plat plate
First Known Use: 13th century
ON A PLATTER Defined for Kids


noun plat·ter \ˈpla-tər\

Definition of PLATTER for Kids

:  a large plate used especially for serving meat


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