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plateful

[pleyt-foo l] /ˈpleɪt fʊl/
noun, plural platefuls.
1.
the amount that a plate will hold.
2.
a large portion or quantity:
a plateful of contracts to negotiate.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; plate1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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Examples from the web for plateful
  • 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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