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dinner plate

  1. a plate for holding an individual serving of the main course of a meal.
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Examples from the Web for dinner plate

Historical Examples

  • Cucumber is eaten off the dinner-plate, and not off a separate plate.

    Manners and Rules of Good Society


  • They then place on their heads a large silver plate, somewhat similar to a dinner-plate.

  • If salad is to be served next, put down a salad-plate in place of the dinner-plate removed.

    The Expert Maid-Servant

    Cristine Terhune Herrick

  • When the hot dinner-plates are brought in, take up the service plate, substituting the dinner-plate.

    The Expert Maid-Servant

    Cristine Terhune Herrick

  • What an extraordinarily beautiful creature it is, sometimes so large as to cover a dinner-plate.