- a tray for carrying or holding articles used in serving tea.
Origin of tea tray
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for tea tray
When Betty came back with the tea-tray, her hair was twisted up.The Incomplete Amorist
She was relieved for the moment by the entrance of Mrs. Rogers with the tea-tray.Audrey Craven
Anne had just brought in the tea-tray when he caught sight of you, and drew my attention.The Carroll Girls
She gave him a quick, sweet glance, then searched the tea-tray to reward him.
The waitress with the tea-tray cut short that sort of 188 conversation.