- a large plate, usually oval, for serving food, esp. meat or fish
- the circular, motor-driven surface of a turntable on which phonograph records are played
- Slang home plate
- Slang a phonograph record
Origin of platterMiddle English plater from Anglo-French from Old French plat: see plate
- A large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food.
- A meal or course served on a platter.
- Slang A phonograph record.
Origin of platterMiddle English plater from Anglo-Norman from Old French plate plate ; see plate .
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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platter - Computer Definition
One of the disks in a hard disk drive. Each platter provides a top and bottom recording surface. There may be only one or several platters in a drive with each platter having its own pair of read/write heads. See magnetic disk.