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  1. a low, boat-shaped container for serving sauce or gravy, typically having a handle at one end and a long, wide lip at the other end.
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Origin of sauceboat

First recorded in 1740–50; sauce + boat
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Examples from the Web for sauceboat

Historical Examples of sauceboat

  • Serve them on toasted bread, with some nice gravy in a sauceboat.

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison

  • Pour some of the sauce over the beef, and serve the remainder in a sauceboat.

  • When quite smooth, turn the sauce into a sauceboat, and it is ready to be served.

  • Add one-half glass of good Madeira wine, pour half of the sauce over the tenderloin, and serve the rest in a sauceboat.

  • Put some of the sauce on a platter, lay the chicken on top, and serve the remainder of the sauce in a sauceboat.