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



BrE BrE//ˈplætə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplætər//
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  • a large plate that is used for serving food a silver platter I'll have the fish platter (= several types of fish and other food served on a large plate).
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French plater, from plat ‘large dish’ (see plate).Idioms if you are given something on a silver platter, you do not have to do much to get it These rich kids expect to have it all handed to them on a silver platter.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: platter