- a large spoon used for serving at table
- a measuring unit in cookery, equal to about half a fluid ounce or 3 teaspoons: abbrev. tbs or tbsp
- a spoon for eating, shaped like a teaspoon but larger, able to hold about half a fluid ounce
- A large spoon for serving food.
- Abbr. T or tbs. or tbsp. A household cooking measure equal to 3 teaspoons, or 12 fluid ounce (15 milliliters). measurement
- (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 roughly 15 ml; in Britain and Canada: exactly 15 ml; in Australia: four teaspoons or 20 ml.
- Tropical Oasis: One tablespoon of this fluid supplies over 125 different nutrients, including 10 milligrams of amino acids, a full day's supply of vitamins A through E, dozens of trace minerals and 1.32 milligrams of herbal extracts.
- A nutrition professor at Arizona State University reported similar results with patients that took a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before meals, and noted that the patients taking vinegar also ate fewer calories and lost weight.
- Mint Mania: This recipe for minty tea comes from the National Gardening Association: Mix three tablespoons dried peppermint, one tablespoon dried catnip, one tablespoon rose petals, and one tablespoon lemon verbena; brew and drink.
- If you spoon out a measured amount, such as a tablespoon, into each compartment, you will know precisely how much each little frozen basil cube holds, making it easier to use it throughout the winter in your recipes.
- People counting calories, on the other hand, have to count 100 calories in a tablespoon of butter, 90 calories for a fried egg, two slices of bacon at 86 calories, but for carb counters, it's still zero carbs.