Also called sash bar. a bar for holding the edges of window panes within a sash.
(formerly) a vertical bar in a window sash.
a stile within the frame of a door or the like.

Nearby words

  1. munshi,
  2. munster,
  3. munt,
  4. munted,
  5. munter,
  6. muntjac,
  7. muntrie,
  8. muntz metal,
  9. muny,
  10. muon

Origin of muntin

1300–50; earlier mountan, montan, Middle English mountaun, mountain < Middle French montant, noun use of present participle of monter to mount1; compare Dutch munting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for muntin



another name (esp US) for glazing-bar

Word Origin for muntin

C17: variant of C15 mountant, from Old French montant, present participle of monter to mount 1

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