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hot plate

a portable appliance for cooking, formerly heated by a gas burner placed underneath it, now heated chiefly by an electrical unit in the appliance.
a hot meal, usually consisting of meat, potato, and a vegetable, served all on one plate and usually at a set price at a restaurant or lunch counter.
a plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.
Origin of hot plate
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Kitchenettes with a microwave, two-burner hot plate and kitchen utensils and pots are also available.
  • Stow a small microwave oven, hot plate and electric teakettle for use at campgrounds with electric service.
  • Don't keep a hot plate inches away from a large stack of papers.
  • She eats take-out food, eats at a soup kitchen, or sometimes borrows a hot plate from neighbors.
  • She cooks every dish herself, on a hot plate, and charges absurdly low prices.
  • Suites have a mini fridge, microwave, hot plate and basic kitchen utensils.
  • Efficiency rooms include a kitchenette featuring sink, hot plate and refrigerator.
  • We choose from the buffet and each ordered a hot plate off of the menu.
  • With no moisture, the ground is a virtual hot plate, adding to the misery.
  • He read the paper for half an hour or more while the rooster simmered on the hot plate.

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