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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platterful \ ˈpla-​tər-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce platterful (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 Step 7 Transfer the pasta to a large serving platter or individual shallow bowls or plates, and top with the remaining bread crumbs. Washington Post, "Orecchiette With Borlotti Beans, Bitter Greens and Lemony Bread Crumbs," 2 Feb. 2020 In a large bowl or on a large platter, combine cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, edamame, and green onion. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Think spring with crisp and crunchy napa cabbage salad," 10 Jan. 2020 Once chicken is cooked, remove baking sheet from the oven and transfer chicken to a large serving platter, leaving behind any of the juices and bits stuck to the pan. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Five best recipes of 2019," 12 Dec. 2019 Transfer to a large clean platter or tray, gently flattening them slightly to form thick discs. Wolfgang Puck,, "Turkey croquettes can transform your Thanksgiving leftovers," 12 Nov. 2019 Remove the roast from the oven and transfer to a platter. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Holiday beef roasts: 6 easy steps to get roast with the most," 20 Dec. 2019 Remove muffins to a platter and serve hot or at room temperature. Carrie Knauer,, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Three new spins on traditional Turkey Day side dishes," 18 Nov. 2019 Transfer the meatballs to a platter, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes., "Cashew-Coconut Meatballs with Creamy Spiced Tomato Sauce," 7 Nov. 2019 After the flames have burned out, remove to a platter, let rest for 10 minutes, carve and serve. Washington Post, "Bourbon can make many foods better," 4 Nov. 2019

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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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9 Feb 2020

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“Platter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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