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

Other Words from platter

platterful \ ˈpla-​tər-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce platter (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Nina wants Cherie's head on a platter, and Butcher wants Nina's help obtaining BCL Red. Alex Raiman,, 10 June 2022 Vegetables arranged on a platter of ice become something more than the sum of their parts — stalks of asparagus, cut radishes, blanched snap peas, sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes on the vine. Globe Staff,, 7 June 2022 Arrange seasoned shrimp on a platter in an even layer. Adina Steiman, WSJ, 4 May 2022 Investigative reporters can spend years using freedom of information requests to pry ancient military documents from government archives, but this piece of intelligence was handed to journalists on a platter. James Harkin, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 But thin-skinned Trump is looking for your head on a platter. J.d. Crowe |, al, 24 Nov. 2021 The surprise ending came moments before dessert, when the Charlie bows from the Brock Collection for Over The Moon capsule were served on a platter, much to the delight of guests. Vogue, 23 Nov. 2021 Serve on a platter with any roasting juices left on the sheet pan poured over the top. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Nov. 2021 In the Yankees’ 10-5 win over Baltimore, the O’s coughed up four basically free runs in a fifth inning from hell, serving their AL East rival a lead on a silver platter. Matthew Roberson, Hartford Courant, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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

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