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or psyc·ter

[ sik-ter ]
/ ˈsɪk tər /

noun, plural psyk·ters. Greek and Roman Antiquity.

a wine jar with an ovoid body tapering at the neck, set on a high foot: used for cooling wine.

Nearby words

psychrometry, psychrophile, psychrophilic, psychrophobia, psychrophore, psykter, psylla, psyllid, psyllid yellows, psyllium, psyllium seed

Origin of psykter

1840–50; < Greek psȳktḗr, derivative of psȳ́chein to blow (cool); cf. Psyche, psychro- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for psykter

  • The psykter, or wine-cooler, was a double-walled vessel of the amphora type, rotund in shape.

    The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young