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spat·u·la

 (spăch′ə-lə)
n.
1. A small implement having a broad, flat, flexible blade that is used to mix, spread, or lift material.
2. Chiefly British A tongue depressor.

[Latin, flat piece of wood, splint, diminutive of spatha, broadsword; see spathe.]

spat′u·lar adj.

spatula

(ˈspætjʊlə)
n
(Cookery) a utensil with a broad flat, often flexible blade, used for lifting, spreading, or stirring foods, etc
[C16: from Latin: a broad piece, from spatha a flat wooden implement; see spathe]
ˈspatular adj

spat•u•la

(ˈspætʃ ə lə)

n., pl. -las.
an implement with a broad, flat, usu. flexible blade, used for blending or transferring foods, mixing drugs, spreading plaster, etc.
[1515–25; < Latin: a flat piece, batten =spath(a) spathe + -ula -ule]
spat′u•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible bladespatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
food turner, turner - cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food
2.spatula - a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
palette knife - a spatula used by artists for mixing or applying or scraping off oil paints
putty knife - a spatula used to mix or apply putty
slice - a spatula for spreading paint or ink
Translations
مِبْسَط الصَّيْدَلي لِمَزْج الألْوانمِلْعَقَةُ الْبَسْط
lopatkašpachtlestěrka
paletknivspatelpalet
PfannenwenderSpachtelSpatel
lastaspaatteli
lopatica
spatula
spaðispaîi
へら
주걱
mentelė
lāpstiņa
spatelsteker
stierka
spatel
ไม้พายที่ใช้ทำอาหาร
dao bay

spatula

[ˈspætjʊlə] Nespátula f

spatula

[ˈspætʃʊlə] nspatule f

spatula

nSpachtel m; (Med) → Spatel m

spatula

[ˈspætjʊlə] nspatola

spatula

(ˈspӕtjulə) , ((American) -tʃu-) noun
a kind of tool with a broad blunt blade. Spread the icing on the cake with a spatula.

spatula

مِلْعَقَةُ الْبَسْط stěrka paletkniv Spachtel σπάτουλα espátula lasta spatule lopatica spatola へら 주걱 spatel stekespade szpatułka espátula лопаточка spatel ไม้พายที่ใช้ทำอาหาร spatül dao bay 刮刀

spat·u·la

n. espátula.
References in classic literature ?
To this day pills are made behind its tall prcscription desk--pills rolled out on its own pill-tile, divided with a spatula, rolled with the finger and thumb, dusted with calcined magnesia and delivered in little round pasteboard pill-boxes.
Then it seemed to him that the church also was shaking, moving, becoming endued with animation, that it was alive; that each of the great columns was turning into an enormous paw, which was beating the earth with its big stone spatula, and that the gigantic cathedral was no longer anything but a sort of prodigious elephant, which was breathing and marching with its pillars for feet, its two towers for trunks and the immense black cloth for its housings.
Quite unmoved she retouches and replenishes the contents of the bowl with her little spatula. Seeing her intent upon the occupation, he sinks into his former attitude.
Each spatula retails for $14.95 and helps provide up to 40 meals for children in need, and the five-year anniversary mug retails for $12.95 and helps connect kids with up to 35 meals.
Dip a pastry brush into the melted butter and brush it all over a 23cm (9 inch) square baking tin, a medium saucepan, a spatula and also a large mixing bowl.
Gently fold into the batter using a spatula. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
The popular 3ml glass dramming bottle with cap and attached spatula, offered in clear with a black cap (part 74239) or white cap (part 74240), is now available in amber (part 74248).
In a food processor or blender on a low setting, process the walnut pieces, macadamia nuts, dates and salt until they are crumb consistency, then add the coconut and mix together with a spatula. Transfer to the springform tin and press down with a spoon to form an even layer.
A little drop of oil will go a long way as will the thinnest yet widest spatula. Spreading oil over the pan and the spatula gives an even finish to the hotcake.
Pour the chocolate chips into the upper pan of the double boiler and heat until the chocolate starts to melt, stirring constantly with heat-proof spatula or wooden spoon.
When the tallow melts, add the potatoes and, with a large rubber spatula, stir until coated.