spatula
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈspætjʊlə/, /ˈspætʃʊlə/, /ˈspætʃələ/
Noun

spatula (plural spatulas)

  1. A kitchen utensil consisting of a flat surface attached to a long handle, used for turning, lifting or stirring food.
  2. (North America) A kitchen utensil consisting of a flexible surface attached to a long handle, used for scraping the sides of bowls.
  3. (dated) A palette knife.
  4. (chemistry) A thin hand tool, often made of nickel, for handling chemicals or other materials, when weighing, etc.
  5. A croupier's tool for turning up cards in a casino.
    • 1963, Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
      The croupier delicately faced her other two cards with the tip of his spatula. A four! She had lost!
  6. (entomology) A sclerotized, T-shaped plate in the prothorax of larvae of flies belonging to family Cecidomyiidae, the gall midges.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Spatel
  • Russian: шпа́тель



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