platter

noun
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 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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On a large platter, arrange the tofu, halved potatoes, eggs, green beans, mung bean sprouts, cabbage, cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: Indonesian gado-gado a gateway salad," 30 Aug. 2019 Place a large platter on top of the mold and carefully turn over. al, "Serve a meal inspired by Alabama’s 200-year history," 20 Aug. 2019 On a large platter, arrange the melon slices in clusters. Leigh Belanger, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A salad of melon, cucumber, avocado, feta, and pickled chiles is cooling and a little spicy," 13 Aug. 2019 Arrange tomato slices in an even layer on a large platter; sprinkle with remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Julia Levy, Health.com, "3 Healthy Recipes for Your Summer Tomatoes," 16 July 2019 On a large platter, lay out a banana leaf and place fish on top. 2. Garnish with tempura flower blossoms, steamed sticky rice, and dipping sauce. National Geographic, "Crispy Whole Red Snapper," 12 July 2019 The sugar bowl is missing, and the large platter is chipped, but every other piece is excellent. Brenda Yenke, cleveland.com, "Clague House Museum & Milan’s Antiques Fest: Yenke Peddler antiques," 11 July 2019 Place a bed of lettuce in the center of a large plate or platter. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Burma Superstar’s Tea Leaf Salad," 21 Aug. 2019 Tuck slices of the feta into the platter and sprinkle with the lime rind and remaining lime juice. Leigh Belanger, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A salad of melon, cucumber, avocado, feta, and pickled chiles is cooling and a little spicy," 13 Aug. 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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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 How to pronounce platter (audio) \

Kids Definition of platter

: a large plate used especially for serving meat

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