platter

[ plat-er ]
/ ˈplæt ər /

noun

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.

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Origin of platter

1250–1300; Middle English plater < Anglo-French, derivative of plat dish. See plate1, -er2
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British Dictionary definitions for platter

platter
/ (ˈplætə) /

noun

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

C14: from Anglo-Norman plater, from plat dish, from Old French plat flat; see plate
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Idioms and Phrases with platter

platter

see under hand to on a silver platter.

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