HOT-PLATE

hot plate

noun
1.
a portable appliance for cooking, formerly heated by a gas burner placed underneath it, now heated chiefly by an electrical unit in the appliance.
2.
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.
3.
a plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.

Origin:
1835–45

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