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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Browsing a record shelf, slipping the LP from its sleeve, setting it on the platter and cueing up the tonearm is all part of the deal—in much the same way decanting a bottle plays a role in the enjoyment of an old Bordeaux. Robert Ross, Robb Report, "Review: You Might Not Be a True Audiophile Without the State-of-the-Art Ramar Record Brush," 2 Apr. 2021 Remove the pot from the oven and transfer the chicken to a platter., "Recipe: A juicy braised chicken with crispy skin is a festive Seder dish or a mid-week Passover dinner," 23 Mar. 2021 Using tongs and/or a slotted spoon, transfer the artichokes to a platter. Washington Post, "How to prep, cook and enjoy stuffed artichokes," 11 Mar. 2021 When your ham is cooked all the way through, remove it from the slow cooker and place it on a serving platter or large cutting board. Lizzy Briskin,, "How to cook a precooked ham in a slow cooker," 8 Mar. 2021 To serve, unwrap and cut into sections on a board or a platter. New York Times, "Downscale Your Super Bowl Spread," 30 Jan. 2021 While the rolls are still warm, run a butter knife around the edges of the pan and invert the entire pan onto a large serving platter. Washington Post, "Warm-from-the-oven sticky pecan rolls will make Christmas, or any special morning, memorable," 23 Dec. 2020 Arrange sliced butter on one side of a large platter and drizzle with olive oil. Benjamin Kemper, WSJ, "Dinner From a Can, No Apologies," 17 Dec. 2020 Transfer to large serving platter; cover loosely with foil and let roast stand 15 minutes for easier slicing. Good Housekeeping, "Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib," 23 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of platter was in the 13th century

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14 Apr 2021

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“Platter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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