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plat·ter / ˈplatər/ • n. 1. a large flat dish or plate, typically oval or circular in shape, used for serving food. ∎  a quantity of food served on such a dish: huge platters of cold cuts. ∎  a meal or selection of food placed on a platter, esp. one served in a restaurant: I’ll have the seafood platter. 2. something shaped like such a dish or plate, esp. of a circular shape, in particular: ∎ inf., dated a phonograph record. ∎  the rotating metal disk forming the turntable of a record player. ∎  Comput. a rigid rotating disk on which data is stored in a disk drive; a hard disk (considered as a physical object). PHRASES: on a (silver) platter inf. used to indicate that someone receives or achieves something with little or no effort: you're being offered this opportunity on a silver platter.

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platterattar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter, shatter, smatter, spatter, splatter, yatter •abstractor, actor, attractor, compactor, contractor, enactor, exactor, extractor, factor, infractor, protractor, redactor, refractor, tractor, transactor •Atlanta, banter, canter, infanta, levanter, manta, ranter, Santa, tam-o'-shanter •adaptor, captor, chapter, raptor •Antofagasta, aster, Astor, canasta, Jocasta, oleaster, pasta, piastre (US piaster), pilaster, poetaster, Rasta, Zoroasterdragster, gagster •Baxter • prankster • hamster •gangsta, gangster •malefactor • benefactor •pitter-patter • subcontractor •chiropractor

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platter XIV. — AN. plater, f. plat dish, sb. use of (O)F. plat flat (see PLATE).

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platter The metallic substrate of a rigid magnetic disk.