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flatware

[ flat-wair ]
/ ˈflætˌwɛər /
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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).

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Origin of flatware

First recorded in 1850–55; flat1 + ware1
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British Dictionary definitions for flatware

flatware
/ (ˈflætˌwɛə) /

noun US and Canadian
cutlery
any relatively flat tableware such as plates, saucers, etcCompare hollowware
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