EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SALVER
Immediately a large goblet of it was brought to him, on a salver.
He took the glass that Mullins proffered on a salver, sipped from it, and set it down.
She gave a little nervous shriek, and caught it from his salver.
Mrs. Hudson had appeared with a lady's card upon her salver.
"There is one more, ma'am—the upper housemaid's," he said, handing them on a salver.
There were cards and envelopes upon the salver in the hall, but not one from Mildred.
While he was speaking the servant entered with a salver, and on the salver was a note.
They went to Mayor Phelan demanding Williamson's head on a salver.
The servant entered with a card, which she presented on a salver to her mistress.
On the salver lay some verses composed and printed in the hero's honor.
1660s, "tray," formed in English on the model of platter, etc., from French salve "tray used for presenting objects to the king" (17c.), from Spanish salva "a testing of food or drink" to test for poison (a procedure known as pre-gustation), hence "tray on which food was placed to show it was safe to eat," from salvar "to save, render safe," from Late Latin salvare (see save (v.)).