American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Items of usually metal tableware, such as bowls, pitchers, teapots, and trays, that serve as containers or receptacles.
- n. Items such as sugar bowls, creamers, coffee pots, teapots, soup tureens, etc. (but not flatware) intended to accompany the pottery on a table.
- n. silverware serving dishes
- hollow + -ware (Wiktionary)
“However, there are no guarantees, and if this solution is not available, discard chipped pieces of stemware, tableware, and hollowware other than valuable antiques and decorative pieces that are for show rather than use.”
“Gently pack wrapping inside hollowware, bowls, cups, and glasses.”
“The Metal concentration teaches students to create fine art jewelry, small-scale sculpture, and hollowware.”
“Its World Tableware subsidiary imports and sells a full-line of metal flatware and hollowware and an assortment of ceramic dinnerware and other tabletop items principally for foodservice establishments in the United States.”
“Both companies manufacture flatware, hollowware, glassware and dinnerware.”
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