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SUBJECT flatware
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300199800
NOTES Culinary utensils that are basically flat, such as forks and spoons, and have no cutting edge. Distinguished from "hollowware" such as drinking vessels and bowls. In modern usage the term embraces all types of flat culinary utensils with or without a cutting edge; however, prefer "cutlery" when referring to culinary utensils with a cutting edge, especially various forms of knives used for food. Flatware is now usually made in sets having on the handles similar or related decorative patterns. The term can also refer to relatively flat or shallow items of crockery such as plates and saucers.
HIERARCHY Objects Facet>Furnishings and Equipment>Tools and Equipment>equipment>flatware
CHILDREN forks (flatware); spoons

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