- a spoon larger than a teaspoon or a dessert spoon, used in serving food at the table and as a standard measuring unit in recipes.
- a tablespoonful.
- a spoon, larger than a dessertspoon, used for serving food, etc
- Also called: tablespoonful the amount contained in such a spoon
- a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to half a fluid ounce or three teaspoons
n.1763, from table (n.) + spoon (n.). n.
- A measure of about 3 teaspoons or 15 milliliters.