Knives, forks, spoons and serving pieces.
Name given for pewter such as plates and dishes, to distinguish it from Hollow-ware. A more modern term for sadware.
is dinnerware: plates, platters etc. In otherwords, pieces that lie flat or nearly flat.
The trade name for knives, forks, spoons, etc.
in the United States, flatware refers to sterling, silverplate, stainless, and pewter utensils used for eating or serving food. In other countries, including the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, flatware refers to dinnerware pieces such a plates and saucers.