hot plate


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

Examples of hot plate in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Hot plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

hot plate

: a small portable appliance for heating or cooking

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