Spattle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spattle A spatula.
    • Spattle (Pottery) A tool or implement for mottling a molded article with coloring matter
    • n Spattle Spawl; spittle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spattle Spittle.
    • n spattle A flat blade for stirring, mixing, or molding plastic powdered or liquid substances; a spatula.
    • n spattle Specifically, in pot-tery, a tool for mottling a molded article with coloring matter.
    • spattle In ceramics, to sprinkle or mottle with colored glaze.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spattle spat′l a little spade: a broad kind of knife for spreading plasters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spatula, spathula, dim. of spatha—Gr. spathē.

Usage

In literature:

The etymology of the word would indicate a blade of the shape of a weaver's spattle, the two edges running into one at the point.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
A wooden or iron spattle, for turning bread, Ang.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
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