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spatula

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noun spat·u·la \ˈspa-chə-lə, ˈspach-lə\

Simple Definition of spatula

  • : a kitchen tool that has a handle which is bent upward and a wide, thin blade used for lifting and turning foods on a hot surface

  • : a kitchen tool that has a long handle and short, soft blade and that is used especially for mixing, spreading, etc.

  • : a kitchen tool similar to a knife that has a flexible blade and that is used for mixing, spreading, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spatula

  1. :  a flat thin implement used especially for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, or lifting

Origin of spatula

Late Latin, spoon, spatula — more at epaulet


First Known Use: 1525

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SPATULA Defined for Kids

spatula

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noun spat·u·la \ˈspa-chə-lə\

Definition of spatula for Students

  1. 1 :  a tool resembling a knife with a broad flexible blade that is used mostly for spreading or mixing soft substances

  2. 2 :  a kitchen utensil with a long handle and a wide blade used for scraping batter from a bowl or for lifting and flipping food




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spatula

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noun spat·u·la \ˈspach-(ə-)lə\

Medical Definition of spatula

  1. :  a flat thin instrument for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, lifting, or scraping




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