Tableware that is fairly flat and fashioned usually of a single piece, as plates.(noun)
Table utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons.(noun)
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Use "flatware" in a sentence
"Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled flatware sets immediately and contact the company to return the product and obtain a free replacement."
"If you're using all the same napkins and plates (and I was), mismatching the flatware is a great way to add some unexpected interest to an otherwise semi-blah table."
"The Arc Keyboard is all about the home, and Microsoft Hardware's industrial design team drew its inspiration from modern home accessories such as flatware, lighting fixtures and vases."