platter

noun
plat·​ter | \ˈpla-tər \

Definition of platter 

1a : a large plate used especially for serving meat

b : plate sense 3c(2)

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 \ 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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Meanwhile, the platters were gold-trimmed—to create an irony with our menu, which was pizza! Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "This Couple Married at Their Fantasy Location: A 70-Acre Farm in Minnesota," 16 Nov. 2018 Toss the chickpeas gently with the salad, then transfer the salad to the platter next to the halibut fillets. Yotam Ottolenghi, The Seattle Times, "Yet another way to eat your spinach: try the Tunisian condiment pkaila," 18 Sep. 2018 Try the fried seafood platter, which has shrimp, oysters, catfish, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab and frog leg and comes with a cup of crawfish gumbo, salad and a side. Jody Schmal, Houston Chronicle, "Where to stay and play in Lake Charles," 10 May 2018 The staff haul armfuls of white flowers for his wife and fresh fruit platters—never cut, per presidential orders—for Mr. Biya, according to former hotel staff. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Can’t Find Cameroon’s President? Try Geneva’s Intercontinental Hotel," 4 Nov. 2018 Carving a large roast means stabilizing the meat on the cutting board and then transporting slices to a platter or serving dishes. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How To Buy Kitchen Knives Like a Pro," 24 Oct. 2018 Serve on platters lined with jelly beans if desired. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cookie Skulls and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cutouts," 2 Oct. 2018 The cabinets are Ikea laminate and modestly apportioned; apparently, Swedish cooks prefer narrow platters. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "Kitchen confidential: How I downsized the most important room in the house," 24 Sep. 2018 Baja Blast mocktails, cheese fries chilled on dry ice, and, yes, those tiny, tiny gourmet chip platters all made appearances on your dinner table as a pianist upstairs serenaded you with jaunty renditions of the Folgers and Oscar Mayer jingles. Devon Maloney, The Verge, "Purge supplies, Clone Wars tears, and shrimp cocktail carousels: the best things we saw at San Diego Comic-Con 2018," 23 July 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 \

Kids Definition of platter

: a large plate used especially for serving meat

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