platter

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noun plat·ter \ˈpla-tər\

Definition of platter

  1. 1a :  a large plate used especially for serving meatb :  plate 3c(2)

  2. 2 :  a phonograph record

platterful

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on a platter

  1. :  without effort :  very easily <can have the presidency on a platter — Jonathan Daniels>

Examples of platter in a sentence

  1. large platters of hot turkey and ham

  2. The chicken platter comes with fries and coleslaw.

  3. She ordered the seafood platter.

Origin and Etymology of platter

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


First Known Use: 13th century



PLATTER Defined for English Language Learners

platter

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noun plat·ter \ˈpla-tər\

Definition of platter for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

platter

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noun plat·ter \ˈpla-tər\

Definition of platter for Students

  1. :  a large plate used especially for serving meat



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