gob·​let | \ˈgä-blət \

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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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 In the forest, Jughead stumbles upon a structure that matches the one drawn on Dilton’s piece of paper, surrounded by candles, goblets, and a bent-over Dilton and Ben (with similar symbols carved into or painted on their backs). Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 3 Episode 1: Does Archie Go to Jail?," 11 Oct. 2018 Nearby, the local restaurant Sem-Fim had set up a food concession, serving ham croquettes, grilled chicken and goblets full of local Sharish gin. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "Vacation in Portugal the Less-Obvious Way," 10 Aug. 2018 Instead of the towering tier, it was presented as four cakes on three separate resting places (one golden plate and two golden goblets) situated at varying heights. Marianne Rohrlich, New York Times, "How the Royal Wedding Might Influence Weddings to Come," 22 May 2018 Quantities of cracked ice rattled refreshingly in the goblet; sprigs of mint peered above its rim; a mass of white sugar, too sweetly indolent to melt, rested on the mint; and like rose buds on a snow bank, luscious strawberries crowned the sugar. Mark Will-weber, Town & Country, "A Complete History of the Mint Julep," 10 Apr. 2017 In a large goblet with a healthy handful of ice cubes. Elva Ramirez, Town & Country, "Champagne's Last Taboo Falls: It's Now Fine to Drink Bubbles on Ice," 10 Apr. 2017 Aigner makes all sorts of plates, cups, goblets, and bowls, designed so that anyone, anywhere can use them. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "Meet the Berlin Artist Making a Million Porcelain Dishes Before She Dies," 1 July 2018 Outside this small city and throughout the region of Manchuela, old vineyards of bobal (pronounced boh-BAHL) grow resolutely in sandy limestone soils, recognizable by their thick gnarled vines, trained for decades into free-standing goblet shapes. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "The Grape From Manchuela," 21 June 2018

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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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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


gob·​let | \ˈgä-blət \

Kids Definition of goblet

: a drinking glass with a foot and stem

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