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tablespoonful

[tey-buh l-spoon-foo l] /ˈteɪ bəl spunˌfʊl/
noun, plural tablespoonfuls.
1.
the amount a tablespoon can hold.
2.
a volumetric measure equal to ½ fluid ounce (14.8 ml), or three teaspoonfuls.
Abbreviation: T., tbs., tbsp.
Origin of tablespoonful
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; tablespoon + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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British Dictionary definitions for tbs.

tbs.

abbreviation
1.
tablespoon(ful)
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