1. fine-quality porcelain ware produced in Stoke-on-Trent since 1793
  2. (as modifier)Minton plate

Word Origin for Minton

C19: named after Thomas Minton (1765–1836), English potter
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Examples from the Web for minton

Historical Examples of minton

  • On this night, while the party were at cards, "Wild Dick" Minton entered.

  • "When you get too old to work they chuck you away," said Minton.


    H. G. Wells

  • What have you been doing about sentry-go, Minton, up till now?

    Forging the Blades

    Bertram Mitford

  • “Hello, Robson,” sung out Minton, when this was accomplished.

    Forging the Blades

    Bertram Mitford

  • Now I will send a couple of officers with you to the saloon that you may identify Minton.