hot plate

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  1. a portable appliance for cooking, formerly heated by a gas burner placed underneath it, now heated chiefly by an electrical unit in the appliance.

  2. 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.

  1. a plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.

Origin of hot plate

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby hot plate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for hotplate


/ (ˈhɒtˌpleɪt) /

  1. an electrically heated plate on a cooker

  2. a portable device, heated electrically or by spirit lamps, etc, on which food can be kept warm

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