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[plat-er] /ˈplæt ər/

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.
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

late 13c., platere, from Anglo-French plater, from Old French plate “metal plate” (see plate (n.)).


A phonograph record (1931+)
see under hand to on a silver platter


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