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Definition of "tablespoon" []

  • A large spoon used for serving food. (noun)
  • A household cooking measure equal to 3 teaspoons, or 1/2 fluid ounce (15 milliliters). See Table at measurement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tablespoon" in a sentence
  • "Add a dash more fish sauce, a dollop (about a tablespoon is all I use, but some folks like more) oyster sauce and lime juice, boil until sauce cooks down (this takes about thirty-45 seconds, really)."
  • "Well, 2.9% of a tablespoon is probably less than half a gram."
  • "2 Tbsp. Armagnac (optional) 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened at room temperature, cut in tablespoon-size pieces"