- (uncountable) Drinking glasses that have a stem, such as wine or champagne glasses.
1883 January 1, Reports from the Consuls of the United States on the Commerce, Manufactures, etc., of their Consular Districts, Department of State, footnote:
- […] and many varieties of stoneware.* [*Footnote: Stemware].
1990, Douglas V. Armstrong, The Old Village and the Great House: An Archaeological and Historical Examination of Drax Hall Plantation, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica:
- The stemwares could have been broken while being transported to or from the house or they could be casualties of entertaining.
2013, Lisa Patton, Southern as a Second Language: A Novel:
- Glancing around at the tables, I noticed they were still perfectly set the way Pierre left them: linen birds of paradise atop each plate, salt and pepper shakers, stemware and flatware, all arranged with precision.