cutlery

noun cut·lery \ ˈkət-lə-rē \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of cutlery

1 : the business of a cutler
2 : edged or cutting tools; specifically : implements for cutting and eating food

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First Known Use of cutlery

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CUTLERY Defined for English Language Learners

cutlery

Definition of cutlery for English Language Learners

  • : sharp tools made of metal (such as knives and scissors) that are used for cutting things

  • : forks, spoons, and knives used for serving and eating food


CUTLERY Defined for Kids

cutlery

noun cut·lery \ ˈkət-lə-rē \

Definition of cutlery for Students

1 : cutting tools (as knives and scissors)
2 : utensils used in cutting, serving, and eating food


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