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.
Recent Examples of tablespoon from the Web
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a stainless-steel skillet over medium-high heat.
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium heat.
Add egg yolk, 1/3 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons flour.
Don't even think about shooting it straight up (or applying it topically) without first diluting it in at least 1 cup of water per tablespoon.
Place a tablespoon of the hot jam on the cold plate from freezer.
Meanwhile, drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over red onion, bell pepper and pineapple and toss.
Fill each Popsicle mold with or paper cups with a tablespoon of Greek yogurt.
Cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings.
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First Known Use of tablespoon
TABLESPOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tablespoon for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of tablespoon for Students
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)
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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