An implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle. An implement for stirring food while being prepared; a wooden spoon. A measure that will fit into a spoon; a spoonful. (golf, archaic) A wooden-headed golf club with moderate loft, similar to the modern three wood. (slang) An oar. (fishing) A type of metal lure resembling the concave head of a tablespoon. (dentistry, informal) A spoon excavator. (figurative, slang, archaic) A simpleton, a spooney. (US, military) A safety handle on a hand grenade, a trigger. (slang) A metaphoric unit of energy available to cope with problems. To serve using a spoon; to transfer (something) with a spoon. (intransitive, dated) To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously. (transitive or intransitive, informal, of persons) To lie nestled front-to-back, following the contours of the bodies, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons. (tennis, golf, croquet) To hit (the ball) weakly, pushing it with a lifting motion, instead of striking with an audible knock. (intransitive) To fish with a concave spoon bait. (transitive) To catch by fishing with a concave spoon bait. Alternative form of spoom.