pepper shaker


Definition of pepper shaker

: a container with a perforated top for sprinkling pepper

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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 Other pop-culture monkeys are seen: Barrel of Monkeys, salt and pepper shakers and sock monkeys, which were slapped into obscurity when the little Parisian refugee came to town. Susan Dunne,, "Two Summer Exhibits For The Kids: Curious George And Clifford The Big Red Dog," 7 June 2018 Patrons order at the counter and eat at sundry chrome dinettes off mismatched dishes (including plastic Disney plates), seasoning their food with kitschy vintage salt and pepper shakers. New York Times, "A New Orleans Restaurant Offers Creativity Between Bread Slices," 3 Feb. 2018 Or salt and pepper shakers that could dwarf an ODOT orange barrel. Chuck Yarborough,, "Katy Perry and team create a big show fans can 'Witness' at Quicken Loans Arena," 8 Dec. 2017 The placement of a favorite pair of salt and pepper shakers on a windowsill, just so; the stack of books on a table, or a painting propped up against a wall — his home was unique, but also familiar in its idiosyncrasies and imperfections. Agatha French,, "'Dream of a House' tours the eclectic home of writer Reynolds Price," 13 Sep. 2017

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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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