Definition of flatware in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflatˌwer/


1North American Eating utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons.
Example sentences
  • Some of the decorative subjects on the Gorham knives and forks and other flatware presented here are discussed in the appendix.
  • The coconut-shell flatware and serving utensils are fashionably cool.
  • The figures on the flatware appear to be exact copies of figures designed originally to be applied to a small tankard.
1.1Relatively flat dishes such as plates and saucers. The opposite of hollowware.
Example sentences
  • When you pack flatware like plates, saucers, etc., wrap each item separately and then combine in groups of three.
  • Consequently no new patterns of flatware or hollowware were introduced by the leading makers, and after the war the companies resurrected old patterns.
  • In 1961 she moved to Camden, Arkansas, where she created jewelry, hollowware, flatware, decorative wares, and personal accessories.

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Syllabification: flat·ware

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