Definition of salver noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsælvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsælvər//
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a large plate, usually made of metal, on which drinks or food are served at a formal event a silver salver The winner will receive an engraved salver as a trophy. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French salve ‘tray for presenting food to the king’, from Spanish salva ‘sampling of food’, from salvar ‘make safe’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: salver