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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Culver’s also offers favorites such as the pot roast sandwich, pork tenderloin sandwich, seafood sandwiches and platters, chicken sandwiches, salads and soups. William Thornton |,, "Culver’s sets opening date for Hoover location," 11 June 2019 The belly-bursting Moksha Feast ($28) platter, meanwhile, combines chicken tikka, malal kabab, tandoori prawns, tulsi kabab, lamb chops, rosemary naan and black lentils. Phillip Valys,, "Moksha Indian Brasserie spices up Fort Lauderdale with cuisine from Michelin-starred chef," 10 June 2019 Quintessential blue Tiffany boxes were brought out on silver platters, and the girls revealed their identities and exchanged gifts before heading home. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Dinner at Tiffany’s," 30 Nov. 2018 The local food-and-drink scene—from coma-inducing Tex-Mex combo platters (Taqueria Abasolo) to a plethora of James Beard Award nominees (Anvil, Xochi, Pax Americana, etc.)—looms large here. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Road Trip: 5 Days from New Orleans to Houston," 19 July 2018 On Friday, the restaurant will serve a whole fried chicken platter ($40), complete with roasted potatoes and cornbread muffins, easily shared with a group. Joseph Hernandez,, "Weekend to-do list: Brunch with your dog, check out a Mexican design pop-up and eat fried chicken along the river," 5 July 2018 Coconut shrimp circulated on silver platters as the 600 attendees admired the works by Yoko Ono , Dana Schutz, and Joseph Kosuth up for silent auction. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Sarah Silverman and Molly Ringwald Attend Planned Parenthood’s Spring Gala," 3 May 2019 In the dining room, the table is encased in striped crochet and topped with white crochet platters, serving up what appears to be a delicious sushi dinner—but don’t get hungry because those maki are crocheted, too. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Hooked on Missoni Home's Fairytale Rooms Made Entirely Out of Crochet," 10 Apr. 2019 Arrange on platter, drizzle with lime dressing and sprinkle with lime zest and pomegranate seeds. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Winter Citrus Fruit Salad," 28 Nov. 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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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


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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