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A tray, typically one made of silver and used in formal circumstances.
platter, plate, dish, trayashettrencher, chargerpatenView synonyms
- ‘We were waited on hand and foot, served from silver salvers with tasty canapés and our glasses were never empty,’ said Mr Clarkson.’
- ‘She proudly displays a silver salver from the Council's gardening competition last year.’
- ‘Included in the collection is a large engraved William IV silver oval tray and a pair of William IV sterling silver salvers, both dated 1831 and hallmarked 1833.’
- ‘Annette-Gabriele Purshouse, 18, was presented with the silver salver for the WI Diamond Jubilee Award last Wednesday at the group's annual meeting at the Wiltshire Music Centre.’
- ‘No big ‘art opening’ is complete without a bottle of wine ‘breathing’ gently in the corner and petit slices of elegant cheese perched atop silver salvers.’
Mid 17th century: from French salve tray for presenting food to the king, from Spanish salva sampling of food, from salvar make safe.
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