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
Whisk in up to 2 tablespoons of water to make a glaze for the top.
Add remaining 6 tablespoons butter, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and parsley to pot.
Prosciutto-Kalamata Olive Butter Toss hot pappardelle pasta with green peas, good Parmesan cheese and a few tablespoons of this meaty, tangy butter for a quick and satisfying dinner.
Whole wheat-oatmeal tart crust Makes 1 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup oatmeal (quick) 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 cup ice water 1.
Drain the orzo, reserving 3 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water, then return to the pan.
Use a tiny ice cream scooper or measure two tablespoon balls of dough.
Crosby suggests soaking 1 pound of beans in a solution of 3 tablespoons of salt in 4 quarts (16 cups) of water for about 16 hours, along with flavoring agents like garlic, onion, rosemary and thyme.
Tapioca starch: 2 teaspoons (5 grams) mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water, whisked into the dairy after it is finished cooking.
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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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