flat ware

flatware

[flat-wair]
noun
1.
utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food.
2.
dishes or containers for the table that are more or less flat, as plates and saucers (distinguished from hollowware ).

Origin:
1850–55; flat1 + ware1

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flatware (ˈflætˌwɛə)
 
n
1.  cutlery
2.  Compare hollowware any relatively flat tableware such as plates, saucers, etc

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