cutlery

noun
cut·​lery | \ ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio) \

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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When loading, randomly place them in wherever, and when the cycle's done, simply gather up the flatware on the flexible, removable cutlery pad and take it all to your drawer for storage. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Samsung Top Control Chef Collection Dishwasher #DW80H9970US," 17 Mar. 2015 Mini stockings as cutlery holders at each setting liven up the perennially popular color scheme. Madeleine Bokan, House Beautiful, "5 Tablescape Ideas That Will Make You Holiday Host Of The Year," 16 Nov. 2018 Pascal was in charge of presenting an American corner in the encampment — composed of a small tent for two men, a backpack including mess tin and cutlery and a bayonet. Sylvie Corbet, Fox News, "Volunteers re-enact World War I encampment in Verdun, France," 25 Aug. 2018 One can imagine letting the simple aesthetic of Kreuz Market inform your feast: Maybe this is the year to leave grandma’s china in the cupboard, and instead set the table with sheets of butcher paper—cutlery optional. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018 Everything in the store is for sale, including the art on the walls, the cutlery in the restaurant and the chairs in communal spaces. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Department Store of the Future: Selling Art Off the Walls and Car Insurance at Checkout," 24 Dec. 2018 Williams Sonoma: Get 20 percent off holiday kitchen linens and tabletop, and up to 75 percent off on select cutlery starting 11/23. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 Deals From All of Your Favorite Stores and Brands," 20 Nov. 2018 There are as many design differences in knives as there are brands, especially in Japanese cutlery, with varying blade alloy compositions, some for specific food preparations that border on the ceremonial. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How To Buy Kitchen Knives Like a Pro," 24 Oct. 2018 Among the items snatched from commercial flights: coffee mugs, cutlery, blankets and life jackets. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "Travel Wise | No, you can’t (usually) take airplane pillows home with you," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cutlery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near cutlery

Cutleriaceae

Cutleriales

Cutlerite

cutlery

cutlet

cutline

cutling

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The first known use of cutlery was in the 15th century

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cutlery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cutlery

US : 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

noun
cut·​lery | \ ˈkət-lə-rē How to pronounce cutlery (audio) \

Kids Definition of cutlery

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

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