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Girl wearing a red sash (painting by Maria Matilda Brooks)
 
Dutch governor general wearing a yellow sash (painting by Cornelis Kruseman)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sæʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æʃ

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic شَاش(šāš, muslin cloth).

NounEdit

sash (plural sashes)

  1. A piece of cloth designed to be worn around the waist.
    Synonyms: belt, cummerbund, obi, waistband
  2. A decorative length of cloth worn over the shoulder to the opposite hip, often for ceremonial or other formal occasions.
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VerbEdit

sash (third-person singular simple present sashes, present participle sashing, simple past and past participle sashed)

  1. (transitive) To adorn with a sash.
    • 1796, Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace, Letter IV to the Earl Fitzwilliam, in The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, London: C. and J. Rivington, 1826, Volume 9, p. 46,[2]
      [] the Costume of the Sans-culotte Constitution of 1793 was absolutely insufferable [] but now they are so powdered and perfumed, and ribanded, and sashed and plumed, that [] there is something in it more grand and noble, something more suitable to an awful Roman Senate, receiving the homage of dependant Tetrarchs.

Etymology 2Edit

[circa 1680] From sashes, from French châssis (frame (of a window or door)), taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by the late 17th century.[1] See also chassis.

 
Woman and boy standing at an open sash window

NounEdit

sash (plural sashes)

  1. The opening part (casement) of a window usually containing the glass panes, hinged to the jamb, or sliding up and down as in a sash window.
  2. (software, graphical user interface) A draggable vertical or horizontal bar used to adjust the relative sizes of two adjacent windows.
    Synonym: splitter
  3. In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; the gate.
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VerbEdit

sash (third-person singular simple present sashes, present participle sashing, simple past and past participle sashed)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a sash.
    • 1741, Samuel Richardson, Pamela, London, Volume 3, Letter 1, p. 2,[6]
      The old Bow-windows he will have preserv'd, but will not have them sash’d,
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