sash

1
[sash]

noun

a long band or scarf worn over one shoulder or around the waist, as by military officers as a part of the uniform or by women and children for ornament.

verb (used with object)

to furnish or adorn with a sash: a dress sashed at the waist.

Nearby words

  1. sas,
  2. sase,
  3. sasebo,
  4. saseno,
  5. saser,
  6. sash bar,
  7. sash chain,
  8. sash cord,
  9. sash ribbon,
  10. sash saw

Origin of sash

1
1585–95; dissimilated variant of shash (turban of) muslin < Arabic shāsh

Related formssash·less, adjective

sash

2
[sash]

noun

a fixed or movable framework, as in a window or door, in which panes of glass are set.
such frameworks collectively.

verb (used with object)

to furnish with sashes or with windows having sashes.

Origin of sash

2
1675–85; back formation from sashes (plural), dissimilated variant of shashes chassis

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British Dictionary definitions for sash

sash

1

noun

a long piece of ribbon, silk, etc, worn around the waist like a belt or over one shoulder, as a symbol of rank

Word Origin for sash

C16: from Arabic shāsh muslin

noun

a frame that contains the panes of a window or door

verb (tr)

to furnish with a sash, sashes, or sash windows

Word Origin for sash

C17: originally plural sashes, variant of shashes, from chassis

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