WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈhot ˌplate, n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Fooda portable appliance having an electrical unit for cooking.
- Fooda portable appliance for cooking, formerly heated by a gas burner placed underneath it, now heated chiefly by an electrical unit in the appliance.
- Fooda hot meal, usually consisting of meat, potato, and a vegetable, served all on one plate and usually at a set price at a restaurant or lunch counter.
- Fooda plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.