gob·​let | \ ˈgä-blət How to pronounce goblet (audio) \

Definition of goblet

1 archaic : a bowl-shaped drinking vessel without handles
2 : a drinking vessel (as of glass) with a foot and stem — compare tumbler

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While the cast ate from wooden bowls and swigged from goblets (except for Tormund, who chugged his drink from a horn), the coffee cup was definitely out of place. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Rogue Coffee Cup in Game of Thrones Has Been Edited Out," 7 May 2019 The goblet squat also works your grip strength, Brewer adds. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why the Goblet Squat Is Good for Beginners," 27 Mar. 2019 Directions Eccentric goblet squat—12 reps Good morning—12 reps Lateral lunge—12 reps each side Glute bridge—12 reps Do 3 sets. Amy Marturana, SELF, "An Easy-to-Follow Lower-Body Strength Routine for Beginner Weight Lifters," 3 Jan. 2019 Don’t forget the ambiance, either: Tory Burch’s elegant glass goblets and a Missoni throw blanket that zigs and zags in the brand’s famous knit make ideal complements. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go: The Best Looks to Wear at Home," 25 Feb. 2019 Think through goblet squats, for example: When performing them with a dumbbell, the weight just rests on top of your hands. SELF, "Why Do Kettlebell Exercises Make You So, So Sore?," 22 Jan. 2019 Bali Hai goblet, $20 (set of four). 800-349-4358, sears.com. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, "Ty It All Together," 5 July 2012 If the jumps are too much on your joints, just stick with a goblet squat (basically just the first two parts of the move) to get similar strengthening benefits, recommends Jenkins. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Legs and Butt With These 2 Bodyweight Exercises From Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins," 15 Aug. 2018 Pour into a goblet, and garnish with both a pineapple frond and a Bordeaux cherry. Sarah Baird, Marie Claire, "Tiki 101: What You Need to Know About the Tropical Drink Style," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of goblet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goblet

Middle English gobelet, from Anglo-French goblet

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go blank


goblet cell


go blind

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English Language Learners Definition of goblet

: a container used for drinking liquids that has a round bowl on top of a stem attached to a flat base


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Kids Definition of goblet

: a drinking glass with a foot and stem

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