Definition of presentoir in English:

presentoir

(also présentoir, presentoire)

noun

historical
  • In the 16th and 17th centuries: an item of decorative tableware, especially a serving knife or serving dish.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick William Fairholt (d. 1866), artist and antiquary. Apparently from French présentoir from présenter + -oir.

Pronunciation

presentoir

/prɪˈzɛntwɑː/