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salver

Syllabification: sal·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈsalvər
 
/

Definition of salver in English:

noun

A tray, typically one made of silver and used in formal circumstances.
Example sentences
  • Included in the collection is a large engraved William IV silver oval tray and a pair of William IV sterling silver salvers, both dated 1831 and hallmarked 1833.
  • We were waited on hand and foot, served from silver salvers with tasty canapés and our glasses were never empty,’ said Mr Clarkson.
  • No big ‘art opening’ is complete without a bottle of wine ‘breathing’ gently in the corner and petit slices of elegant cheese perched atop silver salvers.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French salve 'tray for presenting food to the king', from Spanish salva 'sampling of food', from salvar 'make safe'.

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