Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  2. (noun, artifact) a framework that holds the panes of a window in the window frame

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Alternate forms of Sash

Hyponyms: casement, cummerbund

Hypernyms: band, framework

Origin of the word Sash

  1. "strip of cloth," 1599, "strip of cloth twisted into a turban," from Arabic shash "muslin cloth." Meaning "strip of cloth worn about the waist or over the shoulder" first recorded 1681. more
  2. "window frame," 1681, sashes, from Fr. ch?ssis "frame" of a window or door (see chassis). French word taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by 1704. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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