flatware

[ flat-wair ]
/ ˈflætˌwɛər /

noun

utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food.
dishes or containers for the table that are more or less flat, as plates and saucers (distinguished from hollowware).

Origin of flatware

First recorded in 1850–55; flat1 + ware1
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flatware

/ (ˈflætˌwɛə) /

noun US and Canadian

cutlery
any relatively flat tableware such as plates, saucers, etcCompare hollowware
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