Definition of tablespoon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tablespoon

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈteɪblˌspun//
     
     
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  1. 1 a large spoon, used especially for serving food
  2. 2 (also tablespoonful
    NAmE//‑fʊl//
     
    )
    (abbreviation tbsp., tbs., T.) a measurement in cooking, equal to half a fluid ounce or three teaspoons Add two tablespoons of water.
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