pepper shaker


Definition of pepper shaker

: a container with a perforated top for sprinkling pepper

Examples of pepper shaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several items that may have been on the table, like salt and pepper shakers, will now be available on demand. Jill K. Robinson, Travel + Leisure, "What Luxury Hotels Stays Will Be Like After Coronavirus, From Check-in to Check-out," 28 May 2020 There won't be salt and pepper shakers on the table, there won't be the live entertainment. Polly Campbell,, "How high-end restaurants plan to keep experience special in COVID world," 28 May 2020 At one Houston restaurant that reopened recently following the coronavirus lockdown, the salt and pepper shakers were replaced with complimentary bottles of hand sanitizer. NBC News, "Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.," 14 May 2020 Guests won't find any silverware or salt and pepper shakers at their tables, all menus are disposable, and menu items will change often. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "'It's a new ballgame': Owners and customers are adjusting as restaurants begin to reopen," 12 May 2020 The salt and pepper shakers will be removed from the tables. al, "End of the Southern buffet as we know it? Coronavirus upends popular culinary tradition," 24 Apr. 2020 After several days at sea, the ship’s crew ended the buffets and removed all salt and pepper shakers, the suit said. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Lawsuit over death of retired Dallas firefighter says cruise line failed to warn of outbreak," 15 Apr. 2020 The missing items include silverware, artwork, plants and salt and pepper shakers. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Man repeats claim of sex trafficking at Chagrin Valley bars: Chagrin Falls police blotter," 14 Feb. 2020 Her prize was a red ribbon, chili pepper salt and pepper shakers, and an engraved wooden spoon. cleveland, "Rocky River Senior Center spices things up with chili cook-off," 21 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of pepper shaker

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Pepper shaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pepper shaker

US : a small container with holes on top that is used to put small amounts of pepper on food

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