tablespoon

noun
ta·​ble·​spoon | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün How to pronounce tablespoon (audio) \

Definition of tablespoon

1 : a large spoon used especially for serving
2 : a unit of measure used especially in cookery equal to ¹/₂ fluid ounce (15 milliliters)

Examples of tablespoon in a Sentence

She carefully measured the flour with a tablespoon. Add two tablespoons of flour. The recipe calls for four tablespoons of milk.
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Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, along with the cabbage and ginger. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Sakara Brings Healthy Eating Home With Their New Made-for-Instagram Cookbook," 19 Mar. 2019 Drop level tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 in. apart. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pies," 15 Feb. 2019 On the other rimmed baking sheet, toss the zucchini with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the marinade. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A large round of pizza dough is grilled with veggies and ricotta, then drizzled with honey," 9 July 2018 One tablespoon of butter contains about one-third of the daily intake for saturated fat, making it an ingredient that doesn't fit well into heart-healthy recipes. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Red, white and blue cookies are a patriotic and healthy treat for the holiday," 2 July 2018 In 2008, researchers at the Universities of Newcastle and Manchester in Great Britain determined that eating five tablespoons of standard tomato paste with a bit of olive oil every day will give the equivalent sun protection factory (SPF) of 1.3. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Q&A: Can you use tomatoes as a natural alternative to sunscreen?," 30 June 2018 The Fluffiest Royal Icing Makes about five cups, enough for about five dozen small cookies 1/3 cup meringue powder 2/3 cup warm water 7 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or other flavoring, like coconut or almond extracts 1. Alison Roman, The Seattle Times, "‘We are all connected by cookies’: A tribe with a bond stronger than royal icing," 12 Dec. 2018 Makes 1 cocktail 2 tablespoons fresh corn kernels ¾ ounce honey ¾ ounce lemon juice 2 ounces gin 1 wheel corn cob, for garnish Instructions: Muddle corn, honey and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Sweet Corn Bee’s Knees cocktail," 11 July 2018 Calorically speaking, 1 tablespoon of regular mayonnaise is about 90 calories, with 10 grams of fat, while salad dressing is around 40 calories, with 3 to 4 grams of fat. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Here’s to the U.S. flag!," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of tablespoon

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tablespoon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tablespoon

: a spoon that is used by cooks for measuring dry and liquid ingredients and that holds an amount equal to ¹/₂ fluid ounce or three teaspoons
: the amount that a tablespoon will hold
: a fairly large spoon that is used for serving or eating food

tablespoon

noun
ta·​ble·​spoon | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün How to pronounce tablespoon (audio) \

Kids Definition of tablespoon

1 : a large spoon used mostly for dishing up food
2 : a unit of measure used in cooking equal to ¹/₂ fluid ounce (about 15 milliliters)

tablespoon

noun
ta·​ble·​spoon | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün How to pronounce tablespoon (audio) \

Medical Definition of tablespoon

: a unit of measure equal to 4 fluid drams or ¹/₂ fluid ounce or 15 milliliters

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