cut|le|ry [ˈkʌtləri] n [U] especially BrE
fork, ↑knife, ↑spoon
knives, forks, and spoons that you use for eating and serving food
American Equivalent: silverware

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Cutlery — Cut ler*y (k[u^]t l[ e]r*[y^]), n. 1. The business of a cutler. [1913 Webster] 2. Edged or cutting instruments, collectively, especially knives for cutting food. [1913 Webster] 3. eating utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cutlery — mid 14c., from O.Fr. coutelerie (13c., Mod.Fr. coutellerie) cutting utensils, also knife making, from coutel knife, from L. cultellus (see CUTLASS (Cf. cutlass)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cutlery — ► NOUN ▪ knives, forks, and spoons used for eating or serving food …   English terms dictionary

  • cutlery — [kut′lər ē] n. [ME cutellerie < OFr coutellerie: see CUTLER] 1. the work or business of a cutler 2. cutting implements, such as knives and scissors 3. knives, spoons, and other implements used in preparing and eating food …   English World dictionary

  • Cutlery — Silver forks and a spoon Cutlery refers to any hand implement used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food in the Western world. It is more usually known as silverware or flatware in the United States, where cutlery can have the more… …   Wikipedia

  • cutlery — /kut leuh ree/, n. 1. cutting instruments collectively, esp. knives for cutting food. 2. utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food. 3. the trade or business of a cutler. [1300 50; ME cutellerie < MF… …   Universalium

  • cutlery — [[t]kʌ̱tləri[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Cutlery consists of the knives, forks, and spoons that you eat your food with. [BRIT] She arranged plates and cutlery on a small table. (in AM, use , flatware) 2) N UNCOUNT You can refer to knives and tools used for …   English dictionary

  • cutlery — noun Cutlery is used before these nouns: ↑drawer …   Collocations dictionary

  • cutlery — noun (U) knives, forks, spoons, and other things used for eating with; silverware AmE: Can you put the cutlery on the table …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association — Formation 1952 Purpose/focus Technical organisation for kitchenware,cutlery, knife and blade manufacturers, retailers and users Location Henry Street, Sheffield, UK Region served Worldwide …   Wikipedia

  • cutlery — noun Date: 15th century 1. the business of a cutler 2. edged or cutting tools; specifically implements for cutting and eating food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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