- a large, shallow dish, usually elliptical in shape, for holding and serving food, especially meat or fish.
- a course of a meal, usually consisting of a variety of foods served on the same plate.
- Slang. a phonograph record.
- Movie Slang. a part of a motion-picture projector, consisting of a large, horizontally rotating disk that houses a feature film.
Origin of platter
Examples from the Web for platter
Contemporary Examples of platter
A Wikipedia that we create in common is more meaningful than would be the same Wikipedia handed to us on a platter.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
“All that blood and treasure and we might as well have handed Baghdad to Tehran on a platter,” I shouted.Iraq Is Not Our War Anymore. Let It Be Iran’s Problem.
July 17, 2014
A decaying statue of St. Lucia, patron saint of the blind, holds a platter with two eyes.The Sacrificial Limbs of New Orleans
March 12, 2014
It was conducted around a platter of pastrami sandwiches cut into quarters.My Moments With Ariel Sharon
January 11, 2014
When the waiters appeared at Penny's shoulder with the main course on a platter, the prince was mid-anecdote.A Great (if Random) Rod Stewart / Prince Charles Story
January 31, 2013
Historical Examples of platter
"That's the outside o' the cup an' platter," she said knowingly.Tiverton Tales
Tsian Tang brought out a platter of red amber on which lay a carbuncle.The Chinese Fairy Book
She held so fast by the fine polish of the outside of the cup and platter.The First Violin
She could see well enough when she was trying to pick a choice morsel from the platter.L'Assommoir
She picked up a platter and proceeded to wipe it, quite as a matter of course.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
- a large shallow usually oval dish or plate, used for serving food
- a course of a meal, usually consisting of several different foods served on the same platea seafood platter
Word Origin for platter
late 13c., platere, from Anglo-French plater, from Old French plate "metal plate" (see plate (n.)).
see under hand to on a silver platter.