plateful

[pleyt-fool]
noun, plural platefuls.
1.
the amount that a plate will hold.
2.
a large portion or quantity: a plateful of contracts to negotiate.

Origin:
1760–70; plate1 + -ful


See -ful.
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Example sentences
The apple-chicken mixture is the perfect topper for a plateful of healthful salad greens.
You'll also find lots of people making faces when presented with a plateful of those claws.
My meal began with a plateful of paper-thin discs the size of poker chips.
Think about your plateful of spaghetti and meatballs.
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