First recorded in 1755–65; table + spoon (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Tablespoon
- a spoon larger than a teaspoon or a dessert spoon, used in serving food at the table and as a standard measuring unit in recipes.
- a tablespoonful.
- a spoon, larger than a dessertspoon, used for serving food, etc
- Also called: tablespoonful the amount contained in such a spoon
- a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to half a fluid ounce or three teaspoons
- A measure of about 3 teaspoons or 15 milliliters.
- A large spoon for serving food.
- : a large spoon used especially for serving
- : a unit of measure used especially in cookery equal to ¹/₂ fluid ounce (15 milliliters)
Example sentences for Tablespoon
- Gwen recommends a tablespoon, but that seemed like an awful lot, especially after I read about how gross it can taste (and feel).
- A tablespoon of ketchup, for example, contains about a teaspoon of sugar, or about 16 calories of added sugar.
- The wine will bubble furiously and will almost immediately reduce down to a tablespoon or two as the alcohol and water steam out.
- Pour in half a dime bag of seasoned salt, which is about ½ tablespoon.
- Using a tablespoon, drop about 24 small mounds of the cheese onto a nonstick baking sheet.
- The operator, an old woman, took a tablespoon and filled it with water.
- Place a tablespoon of cherries and a tablespoon of juice on each slice.
- Rub until the salt is dissolved, and then add one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
- Work to a smooth dough, then drop from the tablespoon into boiling stock.
- Dip a tablespoon into it and shake it over a stick, to form fil sugar (commonly called spun sugar).
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