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tablespoon

[tey-buh l-spoon] /ˈteɪ bəlˌspun/
noun
1.
a spoon larger than a teaspoon or a dessert spoon, used in serving food at the table and as a standard measuring unit in recipes.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; table + spoon
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British Dictionary definitions for table spoon

tablespoon

/ˈteɪbəlˌspuːn/
noun
1.
a spoon, larger than a dessertspoon, used for serving food, etc
2.
Also called tablespoonful. the amount contained in such a spoon
3.
a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to half a fluid ounce or three teaspoons
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Word Origin and History for table spoon

tablespoon

n.

1763, from table (n.) + spoon (n.).

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table spoon in Medicine

tablespoon ta·ble·spoon (tā'bəl-spōōn')
n.

Abbr. T, tbsp. A measure of about 15 milliliters.

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