Meaning of “side plate” in the English Dictionary

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"side plate" in British English

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side platenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪd ˌpleɪt/ us /ˈsaɪd ˌpleɪt/

a small plate that you put your bread on when you are eating the main part of a meal

US a plate on which a small extra dish of food, for example vegetables or salad, is served

(Definition of “side plate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)