Definition of flatware
: relatively flat tableware; especially : eating and serving utensils (such as knives, forks, and spoons) — compare hollowware
Examples of flatware in a Sentence
asked for inexpensive stemware and flatware for their wedding
Recent Examples of flatware from the Web
Edsel, 34 years old and stunningly inexperienced at life, works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware.
To encourage guests to sit back and stay awhile, set a table with sturdy ceramic plates and flatware, hefty (but unbreakable) glassware and colorful linens.
The steak had great flavor, but the meat required the sort of knife assistance that Marie-Jeanne's meager flatware could not provide.
Crown Center shut down its flagship restaurant at the end of 2016 and started converting to the pop-up concept, adding new linens, crystal glassware and forged flatware.
An article in The New York Times on May 17, 1886, described the theft of nearly 100 pieces of flatware from the Poughkeepsie mansion of a fallen general’s widow.
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First Known Use of flatware
FLATWARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flatware for English Language Learners
: forks, spoons, and knives used for serving and eating food
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