/tay"beuhl wair'/, n.
the dishes, utensils, etc., used at the table.
[1825-35; TABLE + WARE1]

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      utensils used at the table for holding, serving, and handling food and drink. Tableware includes various types of containers (known as hollowware, q.v.), spoons and forks ( flatware, q.v.), knives ( cutlery, q.v.), and a variety of dishes and accessories.

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