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Spatula vs. Utensil

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Spatulanoun

A kitchen utensil consisting of a flat surface attached to a long handle, used for turning, lifting, or stirring food.

Utensilnoun

An instrument or device for domestic use, especially in the kitchen.

‘We have convenient storage for all the kitchen utensils.’;

Spatulanoun

(North America) A kitchen utensil consisting of a flexible surface attached to a long handle, used for scraping the sides of bowls.

Utensilnoun

A useful small tool, implement, or vessel.

‘He stocked up on old-style writing utensils.’;

Spatulanoun

(dated) A palette knife.

Utensilnoun

That which is used; an instrument; an implement; especially, an instrument or vessel used in a kitchen, or in domestic and farming business.

‘Wagons fraught with utensils of war.’;

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Spatulanoun

(chemistry) A thin hand tool, often made of nickel, for handling chemicals or other materials, when weighing, etc.

Utensilnoun

an implement for practical use (especially in a household)

Spatulanoun

A croupier's tool for turning up cards in a casino.

Utensilnoun

a tool, container, or other article, especially for household use

‘kitchen utensils’;

Spatulanoun

An implement shaped like a knife, flat, thin, and somewhat flexible, used for spreading paints, fine plasters, drugs in compounding prescriptions, etc. Cf. Palette knife, under Palette.

Spatulanoun

a turner with a narrow flexible blade

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Spatulanoun

a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances

Spatula

A spatula is a broad, flat, flexible blade used to mix, spread and lift material including foods, drugs, plaster and paints. In medical applications, may also be used synonymously with tongue depressor.The word spatula derives from the Latin word for a flat piece of wood or splint, a diminutive form of the Latin spatha, meaning 'broadsword', and hence can also refer to a tongue depressor.

‘spatula’;

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