pepper shaker


: a container with a perforated top for sprinkling pepper

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The family still has a salt-and-pepper shaker set that Tipsword made aboard his ship and brought home to his mother while visiting. Robert Mccoppin, Chicago Tribune, 7 Dec. 2022 There are a lot of salt and pepper shaker sets out there, but few double as works of art for the kitchen table in the same way as this duo from designer Anissa Kermiche does. Vanessa Powell, ELLE, 21 Nov. 2022 At the end of it, Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas and Daulton Varsho met in center field, placed their gloves on their heads, put their hands in the middle and twisted their wrists as if grinding a pepper shaker. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2022 In the ashes of her home, only a few items remained intact: a stack of buttons, a salt and pepper shaker, some coins, a horseshoe, a towel rack. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 8 Jan. 2022 Caribou graze at sunset at the Point Riche lighthouse, a pepper shaker-like structure that has been guiding ships through the area since the late 1800s. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Sep. 2021 For a base pay of $3.60 an hour, Pearson, the Bob Evans waitress, has had to sanitize every single ketchup bottle and salt and pepper shaker after each diner walks out. Saahil Desai, The Atlantic, 29 June 2021 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, 28 May 2020 There won't be salt and pepper shakers on the table, there won't be the live entertainment. Polly Campbell,, 28 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pepper shaker was in 1895

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“Pepper shaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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