spatula

Definitions

Food

  • A flexible plastic or rubber scraper, rectangular in shape with a curve on one side, used for removing all the contents of bowls and pans which would otherwise stick to the sides. Some have a handle.
  • A long thin flexible rectangular metal blade on a handle used for spreading and smoothing icing and fillings and for handling long fillets of fish

Medical

  • noun a flat flexible tool with a handle, used to scoop, lift, spread or mix things
  • noun a flat wooden stick used to press the tongue down when the mouth or throat is being examined
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