cutlery

[kuht-luh-ree]
noun
1.
cutting instruments collectively, especially knives for cutting food.
2.
utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food.
3.
the trade or business of a cutler.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English cutellerie < Middle French coutelerie; see cutler, -y3

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cutlery (ˈkʌtlərɪ)
 
n
1.  implements used for eating, such as knives, forks, and spoons
2.  instruments used for cutting
3.  the art or business of a cutler

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Word Origin & History

cutlery
mid-14c., from O.Fr. coutelerie "cutting utensils," from coutel "knife," from L. cultellus (see cutlass).
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cutlery

cutting implements, such as knives, razors, and scissors, used for industrial, commercial, and domestic purposes.

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