spatula

noun
spat·​u·​la | \ ˈspa-chə-lə, ˈspach-lə\

Definition of spatula

: a flat thin implement used especially for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, or lifting

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Scrape down the sides with a silicone spatula and mix in the eggs, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Alison Roman, The Seattle Times, "‘We are all connected by cookies’: A tribe with a bond stronger than royal icing," 12 Dec. 2018 The children, ages 8, 9, and 12, were forced to do jumping jacks and beaten with a spatula and hanger, investigators say. Joel Langstein, Fox News, "Missouri man in custody after beating girlfriend's children, making them eat shoes, cops say," 2 Aug. 2018 With a plastic spatula or credit card, gently scrape up the brittle wax. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Way to Remove Candle Wax from Clothes, Carpet, and More," 24 Dec. 2018 Then, carefully slide a spatula around and under the bottom of the cake and invert it onto a cutting board. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Here’s How to Make 2018’s Most-Googled Food," 12 Dec. 2018 Her second big idea arrives in the form of a weird kitchen multi-tool that contains a fork, spoon, knife, pizza cutter, and spatula, among other things. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Netflix’s F Is for Family examines the dark core of the angry sitcom dad," 2 Dec. 2018 David and Lauren Hogg On How Their Generation Is Fighting Gun Policy | Teen Vogue Take The foundation is currently available in 20 shades on the Wet 'n Wild site, and comes with a spatula for application. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Reddit Swears by This $5 Wet ’n Wild Foundation," 22 Aug. 2018 It's applied with a waxing spatula (see photo above) and removed with a fabric strip. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "8 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Bikini Wax," 2 Aug. 2018 Remove from the oven and use the spatula to carefully remove the rings. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of spatula

1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spatula

Late Latin, spoon, spatula — more at epaulet

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spatula

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spatula

: a kitchen tool that has a handle which is bent upward and a wide, thin blade used for lifting and turning foods on a hot surface

: a kitchen tool that has a long handle and short, soft blade and that is used especially for mixing, spreading, etc.

: a kitchen tool similar to a knife that has a flexible blade and that is used for mixing, spreading, etc.

spatula

noun
spat·​u·​la | \ ˈspa-chə-lə \

Kids Definition of spatula

1 : a tool resembling a knife with a broad flexible blade that is used mostly for spreading or mixing soft substances
2 : a kitchen utensil with a long handle and a wide blade used for scraping batter from a bowl or for lifting and flipping food

spatula

noun
spat·​u·​la | \ ˈspach-(ə-)lə \

Medical Definition of spatula

: a flat thin instrument for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, lifting, or scraping

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