platter

noun plat·ter \ ˈpla-tər \

Definition of platter

1 a :a large plate used especially for serving meat
b :plate 3c(2)
2 :a phonograph record

platterful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun
on a platter
: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.

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Origin and Etymology of platter

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


PLATTER Defined for English Language Learners

platter

noun

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

noun plat·ter \ ˈpla-tər \

Definition of platter for Students

:a large plate used especially for serving meat


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