pepper shaker


Definition of pepper shaker

: a container with a perforated top for sprinkling pepper

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In reality, their ideas—many honed with salt and pepper shakers during happy hour at watering holes like the Ashburn Pub—were making their way into the playbook. Greg Bishop,, "The Forgettable Years of a Coaching Staff to Remember," 23 Aug. 2019 Inside the Tiffany bag were two anniversary cards and a small salt-and-pepper shaker set shaped like pigs, which my friend purchased while on a recent vacation. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: I was offended by what she gave me in a Tiffany bag," 6 Aug. 2019 Items up for grabs range from cups and tumblers, to serving utensils and salt and pepper shakers. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Your Old Tupperware May Be Worth a Lot More Than You Think," 13 Feb. 2019 On eBay, for example, the current bid for vintage Tupperware Mini Hourglass salt & pepper shakers is at $26. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Your Old Tupperware May Be Worth a Lot More Than You Think," 13 Feb. 2019 The famous pattern, which once appeared on everything from tea kettles to salt and pepper shakers, first became popular back in the 1950s and continued to be a favorite through the '80s. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "CorningWare Just Re-Launched Their Iconic Cornflower Pattern in These Stores," 9 Aug. 2018 Landau is one of many chefs who long ago left salt and pepper shakers behind, relegating them to dining rooms of the past. Allison Steele,, "Why salt shakers disappeared from restaurant tables," 27 June 2018 Back at the restaurant in Phoenix, Martinez sat in a booth next to Jonathan, who played with the salt and pepper shakers on the table. Teo Armus, Washington Post, "‘Daddy, when are you coming to get me?’," 12 July 2018 That’s Interesting Salt and pepper shakers are disappearing from restaurant tables, a move local chefs say is a matter of good taste. Oona Goodin-smith,, "Your guide to the Fourth in Philly, study finds city hiring slow | Morning Newsletter," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of pepper shaker

1895, in the meaning defined above

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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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