Definitions for tablespoonˈteɪ bəlˌspun

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta•ble•spoonˈteɪ bəlˌspun(n.)

  1. a large spoon used to serve food and as a measuring unit.

  2. a tablespoonful.

Origin of tablespoon:

1755–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tablespoon, tablespoonful(noun)

    as much as a tablespoon will hold

  2. tablespoon(noun)

    a spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tablespoon(noun)ˈteɪ bəlˌspun

    a unit of measuring food, or a spoon that holds this amount

    Add one tablespoon of honey to the mix.

Wiktionary

  1. tablespoon(Noun)

    A large spoon, used for eating food from a bowl.

  2. tablespoon(Noun)

    A spoon too large for eating, usually used for cooking or serving.

  3. tablespoon(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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tablespoon(noun)

    a spoon of the largest size commonly used at the table; -- distinguished from teaspoon, dessert spoon, etc

Freebase

  1. Tablespoon

    In the US and parts of Canada, a tablespoon is the largest type of spoon used for eating from a bowl. In the UK, Europe and most Commonwealth countries, a tablespoon is a type of large spoon usually used for serving. In countries where a tablespoon is a serving spoon, the nearest equivalent to the US tablespoon is either the dessert spoon or the soup spoon. A tablespoonful, nominally the capacity of one tablespoon, is commonly used as a measure of volume in cooking. It is abbreviated as T, tb, tbs, tbsp, tblsp, or tblspn. The capacity of ordinary tablespoons is not regulated by law and is subject to considerable variation. In the USA one tablespoon is approximately 15 mL; the capacity of an actual tablespoon ranges from 7 mL to 14 mL. In Australia one tablespoon is 20 mL.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tablespoon(noun)

a large spoon, used eg for serving food.

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