- a vessel, usually an ornamental glass bottle, for holding and serving wine, brandy, or the like.
- a bottle used for decanting.
Origin of decanter
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Examples from the Web for decanter
With a sleek look and perfect pour, the Axium is the decanter of choice for serving red wine during the cold winter months.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Andy Warhol in Your Life
November 29, 2014
With the decanter and glass situations peacefully resolved, the eating and drinking commenced and the Soldera paradoxes continued.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine
December 8, 2013
The bartender winked at Yates as he shoved the decanter over to the newcomer.In the Midst of Alarms
Let it stand till it is quite cold; then strain it, and put it into a decanter.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
His last touch was to supplement the decanter of sherry with a bottle of vodka.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
He took the decanter of water from the hands of his wife and poured out a glassful.Therese Raquin
He dropped into a chair and felt about half blindly for the decanter.The Missionary
- a stoppered bottle, usually of glass, into which a drink, such as wine, is poured for serving
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Word Origin and History for decanter
vessel for decanting liquors, 1715, agent noun from decant.
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