tablespoon

noun ta·ble·spoon \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

  1. She carefully measured the flour with a tablespoon.

  2. Add two tablespoons of flour.

  3. The recipe calls for four tablespoons of milk.

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First Known Use of tablespoon

1741



TABLESPOON Defined for English Language Learners

tablespoon

noun

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

tablespoon

noun ta·ble·spoon \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün \

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 Dictionary

tablespoon

noun ta·ble·spoon \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌspün \

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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