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hot plate

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noun
  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.
  3. a plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.
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Origin of hot plate

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • The furnaces were specially designed, and consisted essentially of a “hot-plate” heated by a powerful kerosene blast-flame.

    The Preparation of Plantation Rubber

    Sidney Morgan

  • Where city gas is available, a two or three burner gas stove or hot-plate should be used.