oyster cracker


Definition of oyster cracker

: a small salted usually round cracker

Examples of oyster cracker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She and Duane were sitting on the dock in front of their cafe, chatting as water lapped against the pier and birds pecked at crushed oyster crackers at their feet. Zoe Greenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "She’s the only kid on the island. And she’s graduating," 14 June 2019 The dinner will be served with a breadbasket of hush puppies and oyster crackers and coffee or tea will be offered afterward. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Dinner and a song at Wick Theatre’s Codfish Ball," 26 June 2019 The guy who rushed to put oyster crackers in my bag of cake. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Has Boston cream pie been manipulated beyond recognition? It’s a question with many layers.," 21 May 2018 In the decision room, judges sit before mountains of plastic forks and bowls of oyster crackers, a palate cleanser. Claire Mcneill, Bon Appetit, "Inside the National Pie Championships: Keep Calm and Carry Cool Whip," 13 Apr. 2018 An overpowering potpourri flavor from bitter dried oregano, basil, and other once-green herbs can’t be covered up with oyster crackers and red wine vinegar. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "6 New Trader Joe's Products, Plus Something Called a ‘Blarney Scone,‘ Reviewed," 14 Mar. 2018 Ladle into bowls and sprinkle each with parsley and some of the oyster crackers. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "A-tten-tion! A Marine shares his New England Clam Chowder (not soup)," 20 Feb. 2018 Maybe the assistant coach forgot the oyster crackers. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Forgettable anniversary for Colin Kaepernick," 3 Mar. 2018 Serve right away with warm bread or oyster crackers. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "2 do-ahead fish soup bases make for easy dinner parties — just add garnishes at the end," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of oyster cracker

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Oyster cracker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20cracker. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of oyster cracker

US : a small salted cracker that is usually round

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