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platter

[plat-er] /ˈplæt ər/
noun
1.
a large, shallow dish, usually elliptical in shape, for holding and serving food, especially meat or fish.
2.
a course of a meal, usually consisting of a variety of foods served on the same plate.
3.
Slang. a phonograph record.
4.
Movie Slang. a part of a motion-picture projector, consisting of a large, horizontally rotating disk that houses a feature film.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English plater < Anglo-French, derivative of plat dish. See plate1, -er2
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Examples for platter
  • After one more cautious step, she spotted her quarry: a cluster of platter-size bubbles frozen into the ice.
  • Mound them in a bowl or on a platter and garnish with the remaining asparagus, scallions, and sesame seeds.
  • Transfer the opened clams with a pair of chopsticks or tongs to a warm serving platter and keep warm.
  • Remove to a heated platter, dust with a little paprika, and garnish with watercress.
  • Tanaka-san revealed all of this as the prized tea was presented on a platter.
  • Make our platter the center of your next celebration.
  • Set out a platter of owl cookies with candy-corn beaks.
  • Set bottom layer on a platter, then spread with half of frosting.
  • Mound crab on a platter or on plates and serve with sauce.
  • Remove the chicken from the skewers to a serving platter and serve with white rice.
British Dictionary definitions for platter

platter

/ˈplætə/
noun
1.
a large shallow usually oval dish or plate, used for serving food
2.
a course of a meal, usually consisting of several different foods served on the same plate a seafood platter
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-Norman plater, from plat dish, from Old French plat flat; see plate
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Word Origin and History for platter
n.

late 13c., platere, from Anglo-French plater, from Old French plate "metal plate" (see plate (n.)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for platter

platter

noun

A phonograph record (1931+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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