any of the instruments or vessels commonly used in a kitchen, dairy, etc.: eating utensils; baking utensils.
any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose: smoking utensils; fishing utensils; farming utensils.

1325–75; Middle English (collective singular): household articles < Middle French utensile < Latin ūtēnsilia, neuter plural of ūtēnsilis useful, derivative of ūtī to use

2. See tool.
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utensil (juːˈtɛnsəl)
an implement, tool, or container for practical use: writing utensils
[C14 utensele, via Old French from Latin ūtēnsilia necessaries, from ūtēnsilis available for use, from ūtī to use]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. utensile "implement," from L. utensilia "materials, things for use," noun use of neut. pl. of utensilis "fit for use," from uti (see use).
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Example sentences
However, the seller must collect sales tax when selling these items with an
  eating utensil.
There is no risk from short exposure such as after a fast kiss or when sharing
  an eating utensil.
She recommended the construction of cupboards, shelves and drawers adapted to
  each sort of utensil.
But whichever kind of writing utensil you choose, be sure that you can grip it
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