noun, plural me·ta·tes [muh-tah-teez; Spanish me-tah-tes] /məˈtɑ tiz; Spanish mɛˈtɑ tɛs/.
Origin of metate
Examples from the Web for metate
The function of these primitive mills is to grind, necessitating a rough contact between the surface of the mano and the metate.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948|A. E. Treganza
Being an Indian she quite cheerfully went back to pounding acorns in a metate.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
Their cooking-utensils consist of the metate, pots made of earthenware, and gourds.
It caused them great difficulty in walking, and they could not kneel down at the metate with it.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
Others grind cassava or maize on the metate, and bake tortillas.