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place setting

noun
  1. the group of dishes, silverware, glasses, etc., set at the place of each person at a meal.
  2. a single group of such dishes or eating utensils sold as a unit.
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Origin of place setting

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for place-setting

place setting

noun
  1. the set of items of cutlery, crockery, and glassware laid for one person at a dining table
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Word Origin and History for place-setting

n.

1939, from place (n.) + setting (n.).

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