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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 For flatware and oft-used serving utensils, use a drawer insert to keep everything in its place. Jessica Dailey, House Beautiful, "Overhauling Your Kitchen's Organization Is a Huge Favor to Your Future Self," 16 Apr. 2020 And think about place settings: At Montage Palmetto Bluff, a resort in South Carolina, glassware is no longer proactively set on the tables, and flatware is rolled in napkins. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Love in the time of coronavirus: Couples are scrambling to prepare last-minute wedding alternatives," 15 Mar. 2020 Go Family-Style, but on the Side The table was arrayed, simply, with Calvin Klein glassware and plates and flatware from the Italian company Match. Kurt Soller, New York Times, "How an Author and His Husband Host Casual Dinners in Their New York Apartment," 14 Feb. 2020 At Sushi Marquee in Frisco, dishes, flatware and glasses are being sanitized twice. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "How Dallas-area restaurants are preparing their kitchens and dining rooms for coronavirus," 10 Mar. 2020 The restaurant would be decorated in Champagne colors in a contemporary style; its flatware will be gold and red, and plates will be vintage and in crystal that's from Turkey, Docta said. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A new restaurant, Cavas, will serve sparkling wine, tequila and tapas in Milwaukee's Third Ward," 19 Nov. 2019 The kitchen gives some dishes finer-dining flourishes, and ceramic plates, cloth napkins and stainless-steel flatware reinforce the upscale vibe. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How our newest movie-dining options - Silverspot and Movie Tavern - stack up in meal quality," 21 Jan. 2020 But then, in the spring of 2018, 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons was wrestled to the ground and detained by three white police officers in a Waffle House for questioning the charge of plastic flatware with a take-out order. Washington Post, "Trapped in while dining out: When white people make me part of their show," 7 Jan. 2020 Be sure to use the safety cover for the sharp julienne peeler before tossing it in your flatware drawer. Popular Science, "Five kitchen essentials for a vegan and vegetarian lifestyle," 27 Dec. 2019

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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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26 Apr 2020

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“Flatware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatware. Accessed 4 Jun. 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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