Simple Definition of tablespoon
: a spoon that is used by cooks for measuring dry and liquid ingredients and that holds an amount equal to 1/2 fluid ounce or three teaspoons
: the amount that a tablespoon will hold
: a fairly large spoon that is used for serving or eating food
Full Definition of tablespoon
1 : a large spoon used especially for serving
2 : a unit of measure used especially in cookery equal to 1⁄2 fluid ounce (15 milliliters)
Examples of tablespoon in a sentence
She carefully measured the flour with a tablespoon.
Add two tablespoons of flour.
The recipe calls for four tablespoons of milk.
First Known Use of tablespoon
TABLESPOON Defined for Kids
Definition of tablespoon for Students
1 : a large spoon used mostly for dishing up food
2 : a unit of measure used in cooking equal to 1⁄2 fluid ounce (about 15 milliliters)
Medical Definition of tablespoon
: a unit of measure equal to 4 fluid drams or 1⁄2 fluid ounce or 15 milliliters
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