Etymology
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tablespoon (n.)

spoon used in table-service, 1763, from table (n.) + spoon (n.).

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Definitions of tablespoon

tablespoon (n.)
as much as a tablespoon will hold;
Synonyms: tablespoonful
tablespoon (n.)
a spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving;
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