Definition of "wooden spoon" [wooden spoon]

  • A spoon made from wood, commonly used in food preparation. (noun)
  • An ironic prize for finishing last in a competition. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wooden spoon" in a sentence
  • "She was looking, Mariam said, forthe long wooden spoon she used to stir rice."
  • "I rest the wooden spoon on a plate alongside the simmering pot of ribollita, turn off the burner, and go to let them in."
  • "So now the house began to people itself at the furthest edges of my senses: A wide-bottomedcook, her back to me, laid down the wooden spoon she was using to stir a pot and bustled away through a door."