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noun 
  1. An implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle.
  2. An implement for stirring food while being prepared; a wooden spoon.
  3. (context, sports, archaic) A wooden-headed golf club with moderate loft, similar to the modern three wood.
  4. (context, fishing) A type of metal lure resembling the concave head of a table spoon.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: lepel
  • French: cuiller , cuillère
  • German: Lí¶ffel
  • Italian: cucchiaio
  • Spanish: cuchara
verb 
  1. (context, of sailing vessels) to turn to port and starboard erratically for short periods of time, as a sailboat does when heading nearly into a wind that varies direction slightly
  2. (slang; late 19th-early 20th century; of people) to have a nervously ambivalent romantic rendez-vous, as young people had during the age of chaperones, from turning one's head toward and away from the other person as the sailing ship did
  3. (slang; late 20th century; of people) to lie nested together, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons; usually has a sexual connotation
Translations: 
  • Dutch: laveren
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: cuchara
    (trans-bottom) ;ambivalent relationship ;way of lying together
Etymology: Middle English spone, "spoon, chip of wood", from Old English spon, spón "sliver, chip of wood", from common Germanic
  • spÄ-nu-, derived from Proto-Indo-European
  • spÄ- "length of wood". Possible cognates include Greek (sphÄn) "wedge".



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