hot plate: Meaning and Definition of
- a portable appliance for cooking, formerly heated by a gas burner placed underneath it, now heated chiefly by an electrical unit in the appliance.
- a hot meal, usually consisting of meat, potato, and a vegetable, served all on one plate and usually at a set price at a restaurant or lunch counter.
- a plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.
- hotplate (Thesaurus)