Plate or waiter for handing things.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A tray or waiter on which anything is presented.
- Newage Dictionary DB (noun) (n.) (noun)
A plate or tray on which anything is presented.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A tray on which anything is presented; a waiter.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A plate on which anything is presented.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

At the sound of the trumpet the crowd collected in front of the town- hall, from whence issued the municipal body, preceded by the syndics in red robes, one of them bearing the town keys on a silver salver
- The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
As they were speaking a footman had opened the hall- door and now approached with a card on a salver
- The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
He carried a telegram upon a salver
- The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim