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.
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How to use platter in a sentence
The powerful forces of gravity and magnetism channel matter into huge flattened spinning platters known as accretion disks.
The difference today, Monie says, is that “we see now that the platters are not coming back to the kitchen untouched.”
Enoterra has been serving cheese platters since it opened eight years ago.
The chowders and fish platters—perfect to grab and go—are prepared on site.The Hamptons Hot List: Where to Eat, What to Drink, and How to Get Your Beach on This Summer | Brandon Presser | May 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pink punch in punch glasses and coffee cups lined one of the conference tables, platters of food, another.Harper Lee’s Sister, Alice, Is 100, Still Practices Law, and Remembers Everything | Mary McDonagh Murphy | April 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Look at those long rows of pewter dishes and platters that grace the shelves.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
“And our dinners are gone,” said Humphrey, looking at the empty pot and dirty platters.The Children of the New Forest | Captain Marryat
The platters were made of oak-leaves neatly plaited together.Quicksilver Sue | Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
The table was decked out with divers platters, containing seed-cakes cut into rhomboids, almond biscuits, and ratafia drops.Tales from "Blackwood" | Various
We were all busied putting it into the platters before the fire, to await his coming, when we heard the sound of a horn.Great Ghost Stories | Various
British Dictionary definitions for platter
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 plate: a seafood platter
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Other Idioms and Phrases with platter
see under hand to on a silver platter.
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