Definition of Tablespoon

1. Noun. As much as a tablespoon will hold.

Exact synonyms: Tablespoonful
Generic synonyms: Containerful



2. Noun. A spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving.
Generic synonyms: Spoon

Definition of Tablespoon

1. n. A spoon of the largest size commonly used at the table; -- distinguished from teaspoon, dessert spoon, etc.

Definition of Tablespoon

1. Noun. (Canada US) A large spoon, used for eating food from a bowl. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia New Zealand Northern UK) A spoon too large for eating, usually used for cooking or serving. ¹

3. Noun. A unit of measure, equal to three teaspoons or roughly 15 milliliters in US, exactly 15 milliliters in Britain and Canada, equal to four teaspoons or 20 milliliters in Australia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tablespoon

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tablespoon

1. A large spoon, used as a measure of the dose of a medicine, equivalent to about 4 fluidrams or 1/2 fluidounce or 15 ml. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Tablespoon

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1. My Favorite Receipt by Royal Baking Powder Company (1886)
"1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup milk, 4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder, 1 tablespoon ginger ; beat the butter to a cream, add the sugar ..."

2. The Peerless Cook Book by Mary Johnson Lincoln (1901)
"Put one tablespoon of butter in the chafing-pan, add / Welsh Rarebit. — Cut one pound of soft American cream cheese \ one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce ..."

3. American Druggist (1888)
"Dose, half tablespoon ful to half wineglass, mixed with water, wine or spirit, ... Half tablespoon to wineglass, 1 to 6 times daily. 17.1 per cent. ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1892)
"To a pot (holding one quart) of glue, add one tablespoon- ful of glycerine. Dip the glue-brush into the glue, wip- ing it as dry as possible on the edge of ..."

5. Home Helps: A Pure Food Cook Book; a Useful Collection of Up-to-date by Mary Johnson Lincoln, Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress) (1910)
"(Mrs. Lincoln) Make as for white sauce, but double the flour; or use cream with one level tablespoon butter, and one heaped tablespoon corn- starch. ..."

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