from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electrically heated plate for cooking or warming food.
  • n. A tabletop cooking device with one or two burners.

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  • n. Alternative form of hotplate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a portable electric appliance for heating or cooking or keeping food warm


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  • As that old hen boiled merrily away on the hot plate and the kids were cuddled down asleep on their table-bed, we put toys under the branch—two cars, two trucks, a fire engine and a red and yellow train.

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  • Sister Mona and her daughter, Cindy, had the smallest trailer, with just a double bed in the back corner and a countertop with a two-burner hot plate and a toaster oven.

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  • Mother heated water on the hot plate and poured it into the number8tub that sat close to the fireplace.

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  • While an iron plate placed over a good fire was getting hot, I mixed the meal with water and a little salt, kneaded it well, and forming a thickish cake, laid it on the hot plate when, one side presently becoming a nice yellow brown colour, it was turned and was quickly baked.

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  • I had a picture in my mind of a spider-infested stairway leading to a dank room with a bare flashlight hanging down, a chamber pot in one corner and a hot plate with questionable wiring in the other.

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