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tablespoon

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noun ta·ble·spoon \ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün\

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. 1 :  a large spoon used especially for serving

  2. 2 :  a unit of measure used especially in cookery equal to 12 fluid ounce (15 milliliters)

Examples of tablespoon

  1. She carefully measured the flour with a tablespoon.

  2. Add two tablespoons of flour.

  3. The recipe calls for four tablespoons of milk.



1761

First Known Use of tablespoon

1761



TABLESPOON Defined for Kids

tablespoon

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noun ta·ble·spoon \ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün\

Definition of tablespoon

  1. 1 :  a large spoon used mostly for dishing up food

  2. 2 :  a unit of measure used in cooking equal to 12 fluid ounce (about 15 milliliters)




Medical Dictionary

tablespoon

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noun ta·ble·spoon \ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün\

Medical Definition of tablespoon

  1. :  a unit of measure equal to 4 fluid drams or 12 fluid ounce or 15 milliliters




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