IPA: tˈeɪbʌɫspun


  • (Canada, US) A large spoon, used for eating food from a bowl.
  • (Australia, New Zealand, Northern UK) A spoon too large for eating, usually used for cooking or serving.
  • (cooking) A unit of volume, the value of which varies regionally; in the US: three teaspoons or one half fluid ounce or roughly 15 ml; in Britain and Canada: exactly 15 ml; in Russia 18 ml; in Australia: four teaspoons or 20 ml.

Examples of "tablespoon" in Sentences

  • Dot with the 1 tablespoon of oleo.
  • Here's a tablespoon of NaCl and another of NaF.
  • Take all such estimates with a tablespoon of salt.
  • Most recommend one tablespoon per gallon of water.
  • Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed in 24 hours.
  • They refer to tablespoon and teaspoon, respectively.
  • A tablespoon of cooking oil can be added to minimise foaming.
  • Well, 2.9% of a tablespoon is probably less than half a gram.
  • A tablespoon is a type of large spoon usually used for serving.
  • Add sauteed onion, a dash of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  • A tablespoon in the UK is much bigger, as the above person notes.
  • I think I'm always looking at the amount in a tablespoon, which is pretty small!
  • I use Mortons kosher salt, which has a close volume-to-weight ratio; that is, a tablespoon equals ounce.
  • 2 Tbsp. Armagnac (optional) 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened at room temperature, cut in tablespoon-size pieces
  • Each sketch has a little something of the subject in it -- namely a tablespoon-sized portion of their cremated ashes.
  • Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup has one gram of sugar per tablespoon, which is a whopping 75% less sugar than regular ketchup.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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".

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