utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food.
dishes or containers for the table that are more or less , as plates and saucers (distinguished from ).
noun (US & Canadian)
any relatively flat tableware such as plates, saucers, etc Compare hollowware
1851, from flat (adj.) + ware (n.). Originally as distinguished from hollow ware; U.S. sense of “domestic cutlery” recorded by 1895.
- Flat wart
flat wart n. A small, flat, flesh-colored wart that occurs in groups, especially on the faces of young people. Also called verruca plana.
[flat-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈflætˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/ adjective 1. pertaining to or moving over a calm, level, or slow-flowing water channel.
[flat-wahyz] /ˈflætˌwaɪz/ adverb 1. with the side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact.
[flat-wahyz] /ˈflætˌwaɪz/ adverb 1. with the side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact. /ˈflætˌweɪz/ adverb 1. with the flat or broad side down or in contact with another surface