Etymology
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cutlery (n.)

mid-14c., cutellerie, "the cutler's craft, art or trade of knife-making," from Old French coutelerie "cutlery, knife-making" (13c., Modern French coutellerie) "cutting utensils," also "knife-making," from coutel "knife," from Latin cultellus (see cutlass). Meaning "knives and cutting utensils collectively" is from 1836.

updated on June 09, 2018

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Definitions of cutlery from WordNet

cutlery (n.)
a cutting implement; a tool for cutting;
Synonyms: cutter / cutting tool
cutlery (n.)
tableware implements for cutting and eating food;
Synonyms: eating utensil
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