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tankard

[ tang-kerd ]
/ ˈtæŋ kərd /
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noun

a large drinking cup, usually with a handle and a hinged cover.

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Origin of tankard

1275–1325; Middle English: bucket; compare Middle Dutch tanckaert,Middle French tanquart
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British Dictionary definitions for tankard

tankard
/ (ˈtæŋkəd) /

noun

  1. a large one-handled drinking vessel, commonly made of silver, pewter, or glass, sometimes fitted with a hinged lid
  2. the quantity contained in a tankard

Word Origin for tankard

C14: related to Middle Dutch tankaert, French tanquart
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