sal·​ver | \ ˈsal-vər How to pronounce salver (audio) \

Definition of salver

: a tray especially for serving food or beverages

Examples of salver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The late salver Mel Fisher displayed the bar in an acrylic case at his Key West museum, where visitors could touch it., "Prosecutors: Part of stolen 17th century gold bar recovered," 4 May 2018 The plow, in short, has been cleaned, polished and turned on its side as a salver to serve adorable canapes in a posh lounge that once was a barn. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Napa expert grim about the state and direction of the valley: ‘I don’t see any hope’ | The Sacramento Bee," 28 Feb. 2018 A few minutes later, the valet came back with the same salver holding one cigarette. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Timonium woman recalls final days of England's King Edward VIII," 16 Feb. 2018 Virginia Wade’s Wimbledon champion’s plate — or salver, as any proper Englishwoman would call it — is packed in a box, awaiting her imminent move from the Upper East Side of Manhattan to a new apartment near Manhasset, on Long Island. Cindy Shmerler, New York Times, "The Day Virginia Wade Saw the Omens, and Won a Championship," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of salver

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salver

modification of French salve, from Spanish salva sampling of food to detect poison, tray, from salvar to save, sample food to detect poison, from Late Latin salvare to save — more at save

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The first known use of salver was circa 1661

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“Salver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of salver

chiefly British : a tray that is used for serving food or drinks on formal occasions

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