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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Pulse pineapple, onion, cilantro, serrano, lime juice, reserved spice mixture, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil in food processor until mixture is coarsely chopped, 4 to 6 pulses. Washington Post, "Throw a pork tenderloin on the grill tonight and chill out," 10 June 2019 Zest lime into large bowl, then squeeze in 2 tablespoons juice. Finely grate garlic into bowl, then stir in soy sauce, sugar, and chile. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Basil Chicken and Zucchini," 7 June 2019 Toss the broccoli rabe with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, sprinkle with salt and arrange on the hot grill grate in a single layer. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "Kitchen Comforts: Teriyaki is the best BBQ sauce that isn’t barbecue at all," 5 June 2019 Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, then add rice, stirring to coat with oil, about 2 minutes. Marley Marius, Vogue, "How to Throw a Spring Party, Four Seasons Restaurant-Style," 5 May 2019 Zest lime into a large bowl, then squeeze in 2 tablespoon juice. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Grilled Basil Chicken and Zucchini," 16 Aug. 2018 Just before serving, squeeze in 1 tablespoon juice from the lemon and serve. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Warm cheese meets fresh herbs in a happy springtime marriage," 19 June 2018 Then add 1 1/2 cups cold water, 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Annual small-town school gathering a nostalgic tribute," 27 Apr. 2018 An average lemon or lime contains 2 tablespoons juice. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Make lemons, other citrus last longer," 6 Feb. 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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