double cup

  1. (in Renaissance art) a matched pair of metal cups, made so that one can be placed inverted on top of the other.

Words Nearby double cup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use double cup in a sentence

  • In 1854 he introduced the pneumatic dispatch into London, and, in 1856, he patented his well-known double-cup insulator.

  • On this they took every man his double cup, made their drink-offerings, and went back to the ships, Ulysses leading the way.

    The Iliad | Homer
  • By and by Margaret came back, carrying the pouch opened like a double cup.

    Northwest! | Harold Bindloss
  • As he spoke, he took a double cup of nectar, and placed it in his mother's hand.

    The Iliad | Homer
  • They set him down in a swoon and then went to fetch the double cup.

    The Iliad | Homer