- an implement with a broad, flat, usually flexible blade, used for blending foods or removing them from cooking utensils, mixing drugs, spreading plasters and paints, etc.
Origin of spatula
Examples from the Web for spatula
Contemporary Examples of spatula
He uses a spatula to flatten the onions and the meat together, creating a broad circular patty with an uneven edge.The Most American Pit Stop in the U.S.A.
Jane & Michael Stern
July 21, 2014
Free up the crust with a spatula, and breaking it into smaller pieces, place and serve on separate serving dish.Persian New Year Celebration With Author Azar Nafisi
Karen Fragala Smith
March 23, 2011
Sam was in the kitchen standing over a sizzling skillet of bacon, spatula in hand.Ringing in the New Year on Wall Street
January 5, 2010
Historical Examples of spatula
The embryo has the form of a spatula with the head at one end and the tail at the other.The Sexual Question
They were accompanied by a metal stirrer (spatula) for turning the beans.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
Thus at one end there will be a probe, at the other a spatula, a spoon, or a hook.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
Both the rosin and soap should be well stirred with the spatula.
The offer of a hoe in exchange for her spatula was accepted with joy.The Life and Labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden
- a utensil with a broad flat, often flexible blade, used for lifting, spreading, or stirring foods, etc
Word Origin for spatula
1520s, from Latin spatula "broad piece, spatula," diminutive of spatha "broad, flat tool or weapon," from Greek spathe "broad blade" (see spade (n.1)). Erroneous form spattular is attested from c.1600.