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knife
/ˈnaɪf/
noun
a sharp blade with a handle, we use for cutting or as a weapon
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butter knife
/bˈʌɾɚ nˈaɪf/
noun
a blunt knife with a rounded end, used for spreading butter
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fish knife
/fˈɪʃ nˈaɪf/
noun
a knife having a broad blade with a blunt edge that is used for serving or eating fish
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steak knife
/stˈeɪk nˈaɪf/
noun
a specialized table knife with a sharp serrated edge designed to easily cut through cooked meat, especially steak
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table knife
/tˈeɪbəl nˈaɪf/
noun
a non-serrated knife with a rounded tip, used for cutting and eating food at the dining table
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carving knife
/kˈɑːɹvɪŋ nˈaɪf/
noun
a sharp knife with a long blade that is used to cut cooked meat
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chopper
/ˈtʃɑpɝ/
noun
a kitchen tool used to chop or mince food into smaller pieces, such as onions, herbs, nuts, or vegetables
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cleaver
/ˈkɫivɝ/
noun
a large, heavy knife with a wide and rectangular blade that is typically used for chopping and slicing through meat and bones
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fork
/ˈfɔɹk/
noun
an object with a handle and three or four sharp points that we use for picking up and eating food
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toasting fork
/tˈoʊstɪŋ fˈɔːɹk/
noun
a long-handled fork, typically made of metal, that is used for toasting bread, marshmallows, or other food items over an open flame, such as a fire or a campfire
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carving fork
/kˈɑːɹvɪŋ fˈɔːɹk/
noun
a long, two-pronged fork designed to hold meat or poultry in place while it is being carved, often with a handle that is easy to grip and a sharp point to pierce the meat
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salad fork
/sˈæləd fˈɔːɹk/
noun
a smaller fork with longer, thinner tines used for eating salads or other light dishes
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dinner fork
/ˈdɪnər fɔːrk/
noun
a utensil with multiple tines used for eating solid food items, typically used during the main course of a meal
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spoon
/ˈspun/
noun
an object that has a handle with a shallow bowl at one end, we use for eating, serving, or stirring food
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slotted spoon
/slˈɑːɾᵻd spˈuːn/
noun
‌a spoon of a large size with holes, used for separating solid pieces of food from liquid
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soup spoon
/sˈuːp spˈuːn/
noun
a spoon that is typically larger than a teaspoon or a dessert spoon and is used for eating soup or other liquid dishes, such as chili or stew
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tablespoon
/ˈteɪbəɫˌspun/
noun
a spoon of a large size which is used for serving food
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teaspoon
/ˈtiˌspun/
noun
a small spoon used for adding sugar to tea or coffee and stirring it
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wooden spoon
/wˈʊdən spˈuːn/
noun
a spoon that is made of wood
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straw
/ˈstɹɔ/
noun
a thin tube made of plastic, glass, etc. for sucking drinks
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flatware
/ˈfɫætˌwɛɹ/
noun
spoons, forks, and knives
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chopstick
/ˈtʃɑpˌstɪk/
noun
one of the two thin wooden sticks with which people of China, Japan, etc. eat food
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ladle
/ˈɫeɪdəɫ/
noun
a type of large spoon with a long handle and a deep bowl, particularly used for serving liquid food
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splayd
/splˈeɪd/
noun
a type of utensil that combines the features of a spoon, knife, and fork into a single piece of cutlery, typically made of stainless steel
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cake and pie server
/kˈeɪk ænd pˈaɪ sˈɜːvɚ/
noun
a utensil used to cut and serve slices of cakes and pies
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spork
/spˈoːɹk/
noun
a hybrid utensil that combines the features of a spoon and a fork in one tool, with a spoon-shaped bowl at one end and tines or prongs on the other end for spearing food
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caviar spoon
/kˈævɪˌɑːɹ spˈuːn/
noun
a small, specialized spoon used to serve caviar or other delicate foods
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scoop
/ˈskup/
noun
a type of spoon used for scooping or serving ice cream, mashed potatoes, or other soft foods
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sugar spoon
/ʃˈʊɡɚ spˈuːn/
noun
a spoon for serving sugar; often made in the shape of a seashell
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tongs
/ˈtɑŋz/, /ˈtɔŋz/
noun
a kitchen utensil with two bars that when pushed one can lift small items
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toffee hammer
/tˈɑːfiː hˈæmɚ/
noun
a small hammer or mallet, often made of wood or metal, that is used for breaking apart sheets or slabs of toffee, brittle, or other hard candy into smaller, bite-sized pieces
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grapefruit knife
/ɡɹˈeɪpfɹuːt nˈaɪf/
noun
a small, specialized knife used to cut and section grapefruits or other citrus fruits
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skewer
/ˈskjuɝ/
noun
a long wooden or metal stick that is inserted into pieces of food, especially meat, to hold them together while being cooked
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toothpick
/ˈtuθˌpɪk/
noun
a thin stick or plastic rod used for removing food debris from teeth, picking up small items, or as a tool in cooking or crafting
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cocktail stick
/kˈɑːkteɪl stˈɪk/
noun
‌a small pointy wooden stick on which small items of food such as cherries, olives, etc. are served
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sujeo
/sˈuːdʒɪˌoʊ/
noun
a set of utensils used for eating Korean cuisine, including rice and soup
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food pusher
/fˈuːd pˈʊʃɚ/
noun
a small tool used to push food onto a fork or spoon, typically featuring a flat end for pushing and a curved end for scooping
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pastry fork
/pˈeɪstɹi fˈɔːɹk/
noun
a small fork with three or four tines, designed for use in cutting and serving pastries, cakes, and other desserts
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crab cracker
/kɹˈæb kɹˈækɚ/
noun
a specialized tool used to crack the hard shell of crabs or other shellfish to make it easier to access the meat inside
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crab fork
/kɹˈæb fˈɔːɹk/
noun
a small fork, typically with narrow and pointed tines, used for extracting meat from crab shells or other shellfish
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fondue fork
/fˈɑːnduː fˈɔːɹk/
noun
a long-handled fork used to dip bread, fruit, or other foods into a pot of melted cheese, chocolate, or other similar dip
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grapefruit spoon
/ɡɹˈeɪpfɹuːt spˈuːn/
noun
a small, specialized spoon with a serrated edge used to scoop out the flesh of grapefruits or other citrus fruits
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lobster pick
/lˈɑːbstɚ pˈɪk/
noun
a small, specialized tool used to remove the meat from the shell of a lobster or other shellfish
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snail tongs
/snˈeɪl tˈɑːŋz/
noun
a specialized utensil designed for holding and extracting snails from their shells
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nutcracker
/ˈnətˌkɹækɝ/
noun
a kitchen tool used to crack open the shells of nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts, in order to remove the edible kernel inside
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sugar tongs
/ʃˈʊɡɚ tˈɑːŋz/
noun
specialized tongs that are used for picking up and serving sugar cubes
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asparagus tongs
/ɐspˈæɹəɡəs tˈɑːŋz/
noun
a specialized kitchen tool designed to serve asparagus spears by grasping them securely with a set of tong-like prongs
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honey dipper
/ˈhʌni ˈdɪpər/
noun
a kitchen utensil typically made of wood with a spiral or grooved design, used to drizzle honey onto food or beverages
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meat claws
/mˈiːt klˈɔːz/
noun
handheld kitchen tools that resemble bear claws and are used for shredding and handling large cuts of meat, such as pulled pork or brisket
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Chinese spoon
/tʃaɪnˈiːz spˈuːn/
noun
a small, shallow spoon with a flat edge and a deep, rounded bowl, typically used for drinking soup or serving small portions of food in Chinese cuisine
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coffee spoon
/kˈɔfi spˈuːn/
noun
a small spoon typically used for stirring sugar or cream into coffee or other hot beverages
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dessert spoon
/dɪzˈɜːt spˈuːn/
noun
a medium-sized spoon designed for eating dessert
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pancake turner
/pˈænkeɪk tˈɜːnɚ/
noun
a kitchen tool used to flip or turn pancakes, eggs, burgers, and other foods while cooking on a griddle or frying pan
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