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tray

noun [C] uk   /treɪ/ us  
B2 a flat object, usually with raised edges, used for carrying food and drinks: She was carrying a tray of drinks. mainly UK a flat, open container with raised edges that you put on your desk for keeping papers in: She put the letter in your intray. I don't know where I put that article - it must be in the bottom of my tray.
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in Korean 쟁반…
in Arabic صينِيّة…
in French plateau…
in Turkish tepsi…
in Italian vassoio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤, 碟, 托盤…
in Russian поднос…
in Polish taca…
in Spanish bandeja…
in Portuguese bandeja…
in German das Tablett…
in Catalan safata…
in Japanese (食べ物を乗せる)盆, トレイ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盘, 碟, 托盘…
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