Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Cutting instruments and tools.
  • noun Utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons used as tableware.
  • noun The occupation of a cutler.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The business of a cutler.
  • noun Edged or cutting instruments collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The business of a cutler.
  • noun Edged or cutting instruments, collectively, especially knives for cutting food.
  • noun eating utensils such as knives, forks, and spoons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A collective ensemble of eating and serving utensils such as knives, forks and spoons.
  • noun The business of a cutler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a cutting implement; a tool for cutting
  • noun tableware implements for cutting and eating food

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English cutellerie, from Old French coutelerie, from coutel, knife; see cutlass.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French coutelerie (modern: coutellerie).

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