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Definition of "utensil" []

  • An instrument, implement, or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen. See Synonyms at tool. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "utensil" in a sentence
  • "The best all around cast iron cooking utensil is the dutch oven, the real ones that have legs and a rim around the lid to hold coals."
  • "I'm not the sort of pencil connoisseur to use pretentious French words (whoops -- too late) and imply that using the ideal writing utensil is some kind of transcendental experience."
  • "This utensil is essentially a sauce bowl, the salsa being prepared by grinding the ingredients together."