Pronunciation: (yOO-ten'sul), [key]
1. any of the instruments or vessels commonly used in a kitchen, dairy, etc.: eating utensils; baking utensils.
2. any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose: smoking utensils; fishing utensils; farming utensils.
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