Definition of salver in English:

salver

noun

  • A tray, typically one made of silver and used in formal circumstances.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We were waited on hand and foot, served from silver salvers with tasty canapés and our glasses were never empty,’ said Mr Clarkson.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    platter, plate, dish, tray
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from French salve ‘tray for presenting food to the king’, from Spanish salva ‘sampling of food’, from salvar ‘make safe’.

Pronunciation

salver

/ˈsælvər//ˈsalvər/