steam table
noun Date: 1849 a table having openings to hold containers of cooked food over steam or hot water circulating beneath them

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  • Steam table — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steam table — n. a serving table or counter, as in restaurants, having a metal top with compartments heated by steam or hot water below, to keep foods warm …   English World dictionary

  • steam table — steam′ ta ble n. a boxlike table or counter with openings in the top into which containers of food may be fitted to be kept warm by steam or hot water in the compartment below • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • steam table — noun 1. a. : a table having openings to hold containers of cooked food over steam or hot water circulating beneath them b. : a steam heated table for drying wet matrices in stereotyping 2. : a tabulation giving data relating to steam saturated at …   Useful english dictionary

  • steam table — a boxlike table or counter, usually of stainless steel, with receptacles in the top into which containers of food may be fitted to be kept warm by steam or hot water in the compartment below. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • international steam-table calorie — tarptautinė kalorija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Apibrėžtį žr. priede. priedas( ai) Grafinis formatas atitikmenys: angl. international steam table calorie vok. internationale Tafelkalorie, f rus. международная… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • international steam-table calorie — tarptautinė kalorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. international steam table calorie vok. internationale Tafelkalorie, f rus. международная калория, f pranc. calorie internationale, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Steam — (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The elastic, a[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steam blower — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steam boiler — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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