a bowl or deep dish. The silver vessels given by the heads of the tribes for the services of the tabernacle are so named (Nu 7:13, etc.). The "charger" in which the Baptist's head was presented was a platter or flat wooden trencher (Mt 14:8,11; Mr 6:25,28). The chargers of gold and silver of Ezr 1:9 were probably basins for receiving the blood of sacrifices.
("what bore any weight".) A hollow plate for presenting offerings of fine flour and oil (Nu 7:79). Among the vessels of the temple taken by Nebuchadnezzar and restored by Cyrus, and brought back by Sheshbazzar (Ezr 1:9). In such a "charger" John's head was presented to the cruel Herodias (Mt 14:8).