from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large spoon used for serving food.
- n. A household cooking measure equal to 3 teaspoons, or 1/2 fluid ounce (15 milliliters). See Table at measurement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large spoon, used for eating food from a bowl.
- n. A spoon too large for eating, usually used for cooking or serving.
- n. A unit of volume, the value of which varies regionally; in the US: three teaspoons or roughly 15 ml; in Britain and Canada: exactly 15 ml; in Australia: four teaspoons or 20 ml.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spoon of the largest size commonly used at the table; -- distinguished from teaspoon, dessert spoon, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spoon, larger than a teaspoon or dessert-spoon, used in the service of the table.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving
- n. as much as a tablespoon will hold
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
I use Mortons kosher salt, which has a close volume-to-weight ratio; that is, a tablespoon equals ounce.
Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup has one gram of sugar per tablespoon, which is a whopping 75% less sugar than regular ketchup.
Each sketch has a little something of the subject in it -- namely a tablespoon-sized portion of their cremated ashes.
I think I'm always looking at the amount in a tablespoon, which is pretty small!
Mopping a spill inefficiently, for example, or getting glue on the table after I gave her glue and felt and paper to keep her amused while I talked and ignored her, or putting all the pinenuts on the table rather than eating them about a tablespoon was the "all".
Maybe just a very, very heaping tablespoon (and by "tablespoon" I don't mean the wimpy measuring spoon, but rather the "big" spoon in my flatware set, which is more ... well, shovel-like).
Beth - a "tablespoon" cookie scoop is actually a bit bigger than your average tablespoon.