One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a spoon) having a flat design resembling an embossed seal at the end of its handle.
- ‘The majority of seal-top spoons date from the seventeenth century and are heavier than the sixteenth century ones.’
- ‘I have two seal top spoons one has the the hallmarks for London 1609 and the maker's mark for Daniel Carey.’
- ‘The ‘Seal top spoon’ has the design of the Tudor Rose on the end of the handle.’
A spoon with a seal-top.
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