hot plate


noun

a portable appliance for cooking, formerly heated by a gas burner placed underneath it, now heated chiefly by an electrical unit in the appliance.
a hot meal, usually consisting of meat, potato, and a vegetable, served all on one plate and usually at a set price at a restaurant or lunch counter.
a plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.

Nearby words

  1. hot off the press,
  2. hot on,
  3. hot pack,
  4. hot pants,
  5. hot pepper,
  6. hot pool,
  7. hot pot,
  8. hot potato,
  9. hot rod,
  10. hot rodder

Origin of hot plate

First recorded in 1835–45

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