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Definition of flatware

: relatively flat tableware especially : eating and serving utensils (such as knives, forks, and spoons) — compare hollowware

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Examples of flatware in a Sentence

asked for inexpensive stemware and flatware for their wedding
Recent Examples on the Web Among Penney’s new brands announced Monday are Schott Zwiesel wine glasses and Luminarc glassware, Cambridge flatware and Nordic Ware cookware. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "J.C. Penney adds new home brands in time for a hopeful holiday exit from bankruptcy," 12 Oct. 2020 The table was set with silver flatware and serving pieces. Tom Dillard, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | TOM DILLARD: The man behind elegant Trapnall Hall," 20 Sep. 2020 Their small shop, while specializing in wedding and engagement rings, offered an array of gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and births — sterling silver items, flatware, watches and glass figurines. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: San Diego loses a gem as jeweler closes after 83 years," 4 Sep. 2020 This type of flatware doesn't require a ton of maintenance and is largely suitable for everyday use. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "These 67-piece flatware sets are 60% off right now at Macy's," 1 Sep. 2020 Another photograph showcases the table settings, complete with gold flatware, crystal glasses, and a rose centerpiece. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden Post Never-Before-Seen Wedding Photos," 16 June 2020 Upgrade your tablescape with reusable melamine dinnerware, vibrant linen napkins and pillows, fun flatware, and fresh flowers. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "24 Picnic Essentials to Upgrade Your Next Al Fresco Hang," 25 June 2020 This set of stain-resistant flatware is made of bamboo and comes with a fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks. Popular Science, "Essentials for a more eco-conscious kitchen," 11 Sep. 2019 Patrons will pre-order their meal and drinks, and will get a little basket with disposable flatware and a cooler. Washington Post, "‘Adapt or die’ -- Restaurants find ways to evolve amid virus," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of flatware

1746, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flatware was in 1746

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23 Oct 2020

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“Flatware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatware. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of flatware

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

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