noun ta·ble·spoon \ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün\

: 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

:  a large spoon used especially for serving
:  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.

First Known Use of TABLESPOON

TABLESPOON Defined for Kids


noun ta·ble·spoon \ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün\

Definition of TABLESPOON for Kids

:  a large spoon used mostly for dishing up food
:  a unit of measure used in cooking equal to 12 fluid ounce (about 15 milliliters)
Medical Dictionary


noun ta·ble·spoon \ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün\

Medical Definition of TABLESPOON

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


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