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 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 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, 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, 12 May 2020 The salt and pepper shakers will be removed from the tables. al, 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, 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of pepper shaker

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pepper shaker was in 1895

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12 Oct 2021

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“Pepper shaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pepper shaker

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


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