platter

noun
plat·​ter | \ ˈpla-tər How to pronounce platter (audio) \

Definition of platter

1a : a large plate used especially for serving meat
2 : a phonograph record
on a platter
: without effort : very easily can have the presidency on a platter— Jonathan Daniels

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Other Words from platter

platterful \ ˈpla-​tər-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce platterful (audio) \ noun

Examples of platter in a Sentence

large platters of hot turkey and ham The chicken platter comes with fries and coleslaw. She ordered the seafood platter.
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But at the mostly alfresco Arabian Tea House Café, the courtyard buzzes at brunch, as huge platters of Arab mezes and breads hit tables shaded by vines, and women in abayas gossip over pots of mint tea. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Andrew Zimmern's Back-Alley Tour of Dubai Dining," 18 Oct. 2018 Menu includes hearty okra stews with banku; fufu; kenkey; jollof rice and jerk chicken; and Jamaican beef patties — all at wallet-friendly prices (e.g. most platters are $13 and under). Michael Klein, Philly.com, "The sassy, hoagie-mouthed chef is back | Let's Eat," 11 July 2018 Eucalyptus-scented towels are delivered to you on a silver platter after your round at Beaver Creek Golf Club. Discover Magazine, "5 Reasons Why Golfing in the Mountains Is Ideal," 25 June 2018 Vegetarian platters and snacks will be available for $5, including rice pilaf and channa masala, two deep-fried poori and channa masala with pickles, a bread and cheese pakora (fritter) plate, and a gulab jamun plate (similar to doughnuts in syrup). Naperville Sun, "Holi festival brings out the colors of spring," 27 Mar. 2018 Another program note: The menu says platters, like the chicken and rib-eye, are for two to four diners. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food plus fire is perfect mix at Birch + Butcher," 20 Mar. 2018 Set up: Arrange the julienned vegetables and bibb lettuce cups on a platter. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Throw a Laid-Back Holiday Party at Home, from the Team at A Summer Day Cafe," 6 Dec. 2018 To serve, slice lamb into 1/8-inch slices and arrange on a platter. David Tanis, The Seattle Times, "This hefty steak is light enough for August," 20 Aug. 2018 Spoon shrimp mixture over couscous on a large platter. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "How to stock your kitchen for quick shrimp dinners," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of platter

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for platter

Middle English plater, from Anglo-French, from plat plate

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platter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of platter

: a large plate that is used for serving food and especially meat
: the food that is served on a platter
: a meal in a restaurant that has a particular type of food

platter

noun
plat·​ter | \ ˈpla-tər How to pronounce platter (audio) \

Kids Definition of platter

: a large plate used especially for serving meat

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