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Definition of cutlery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cutlery

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌtləri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌtləri//
     
    [uncountable] In the kitchen, At the dining table, Departments in stores
     
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  1. 1(especially British English) (usually North American English flatware, silverware) knives, forks and spoons, used for eating and serving food Put the cutlery in the drawer. a stainless steel cutlery set They had a canteen of cutlery as a wedding present. a 24-piece cutlery set See related entries: In the kitchen, At the dining table, Departments in stores
  2. 2(North American English) knives, etc. that are sharp
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French coutellerie, from coutelier, from coutel ‘knife’, from Latin cultellus, diminutive of culter ‘knife, ploughshare’.
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