baker’s peel [bey-kers peel] noun
A very thin, flat tool – like an oversized spatula – used to move breads or pizza in and out of an oven when the baked good needs to be deposited directly on the oven floor. The baker’s peel is made of metal or wood and offers a sturdy, broad surface for the bread/pizza. It also has a long handle to protect the baker from the oven’s heat. The baker places the peel in the oven with the bread on its broad surface and with a quick forward-and-back motion, the baked good is propelled into the oven while the peel is drawn backwards towards the baker.