Pronunciation: (plat'ur), [key]
1. a large, shallow dish, usually elliptical in shape, for holding and serving food, esp. meat or fish.
2. a course of a meal, usually consisting of a variety of foods served on the same plate.
3. Slang.a phonograph record.
4. Motion Picture Slang.a part of a motion-picture projector, consisting of a large, horizontally rotating disk that houses a feature film.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.