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salad fork

a small, broad fork, usually one of a set, for eating salad or dessert.
Origin of salad fork
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One day, as they sat together at a rather silent dinner, a sudden thought made Pat drop his salad fork and look up at his father.


    Edna Turpin
  • Various articles may be added, such as oyster fork, bouillon spoon, salad fork and so forth.

  • There were a salad fork and a dessert spoon still untouched beside our plates.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
  • For a second the pink fades out of her cheeks, and the salad fork she'd been holdin' rattles into her plate.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • My host may overlook the fact that I am using the salad fork for fish; not so his English butler.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • The salad fork, which will usually be the third used, is thus laid nearest to the plate.

    Etiquette Emily Post

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