Blue–plate



a plate, often decorated with a blue willow pattern, divided by ridges into sections for holding apart several kinds of food.
Also called blue plate special. a specially priced main course, as of meat and vegetables, listed as an item on a menu, especially in an inexpensive restaurant.
Historical Examples

The Third Little Pet Book, with the Tale of Mop and Frisk Frances Elizabeth Barrow
Sketches by Boz Charles Dickens
Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
A Circuit Rider’s Wife Corra Harris
Suzanna Stirs the Fire Emily Calvin Blake
American Adventures Julian Street
The Children of Westminster Abbey Rose G. Kingsley

adjective
Word Origin

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Blue-point

    a Siamese cat having a light-colored body and darker, bluish-gray points. Historical Examples The Red One Jack London

  • Blue-pointer

    a large shark, Isuropsis mako, having a blue-colored back and pointed snout, found in Australian waters where it is prized for sportfishing. noun a large shark, Isuropsis mako, of Australian coastal waters, having a blue back and pointed snout



  • Blueprint

    a process of photographic printing, used chiefly in copying architectural and mechanical drawings, which produces a white line on a blue background. a print made by this process. a detailed outline or plan of action: a blueprint for success. to make a blueprint of or for. Contemporary Examples Rapists, Beware: Detroit Prosecutor IDs 21 Attackers […]

  • Blueprinting

    the procedure of improving the performance of an engine by dismantling and then rebuilding the reciprocating parts so that they meet exact tolerances. a process of photographic printing, used chiefly in copying architectural and mechanical drawings, which produces a white line on a blue background. a print made by this process. a detailed outline or […]



Disclaimer: Blue--plate definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.