Definition of steam table in English:

steam table

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  • (In a cafeteria or restaurant) a table with slots to hold food containers which are kept hot by steam circulating beneath them.
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    • 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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