hot plate


Definition of hot plate

1 : a heated iron plate for cooking
2 : a simple portable appliance for heating or for cooking in limited spaces

Examples of hot plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Touch a hot plate, and your hand instinctively removes itself from the risk. Rohit Kumar, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 There was a shower cubicle, a steel sink, a refrigerator and a hot plate, a full‑size bed, two chairs, and a trestle desk. Jonas Eika, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 The kitchen contains basic amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, hot plate and utensils. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2021 But, a corridor led to his bed, a sink, fridge, stereo, coffee maker, hot plate, and seating for guests. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 15 Mar. 2021 The next day, March 12, Chu loaded his truck after work with a hot plate and a cooler filled with the ingredients for broccoli tempura, then headed for Vermont with his business partner, Ephrem Abebe, and employee Joe Anonuevo. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 Place the bottom pot on a bed of bricks to elevate it, and place the hot plate inside, running the cord through the pot’s drainage hole at the bottom. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Mar. 2021 During cotton-picking season, the Blue Front was open 24 hours a day to accommodate farmworkers, who came in for a hot plate of Mary’s famous buffalo fish. Leah Willingham, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2021 Many of my customers complain about the orders prohibiting me from serving them a hot plate of food or a cocktail. James Freeman, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of hot plate

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hot plate was in 1803

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28 Apr 2021

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“Hot plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot plate

: a small portable device with a metal plate used for cooking or heating food

hot plate

\ ˈhät-ˌplāt \

Kids Definition of hot plate

: a small portable appliance for heating or cooking

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