Definition of steam table in English:

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steam table


North American
(In a cafeteria or restaurant) a table with slots to hold food containers that are kept hot by steam circulating beneath them.
Example sentences
  • I am sure those sandwiches were delicious, but heroes get soggy on a steam table, and the food becomes a gloppy mess.
  • With a resealable bucket, the restaurant can get enough to fill a steam table or as little as one serving.
  • The camera pans past the steam table as the kitchen staff serves out the food.
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