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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Recent Examples on the Web That may mean dropping to your knees during push-ups, decreasing or eliminating the weight in your goblet squat or slowing down the jumping jacks. Dana Santas, CNN, "Safely ramp up exercise intensity: How to reboot your workout routine," 24 Aug. 2020 Dishes include eggs Benedict, crispy chicken and waffle sandwich, donut burger, grilled NY strip steak and eggs and avocado toast, along with build-your-own Bloody Marys, a smoking mimosa goblet and blended coffee beverages. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Small Bites: dining news and events," 10 Aug. 2020 Researchers have already identified two types of nasal cells—goblet and ciliated cells—that are likely entry points for the virus. Sara Harrison, National Geographic, "Many COVID-19 patients lost their sense of smell. Will they get it back?," 5 Aug. 2020 Retreating to the women’s college, she would be greeted by a dinner of plain beef and sprouts, with prunes for dessert, while the male scholars were fortified by sole and partridges and bottomless goblets of wine. Ruth Franklin, Harper's Magazine, "Splinters and Mosaics," 25 May 2020 My mom, clutching her requisite goblet of red wine, would stand next to the stove, intuitively turning the heat up and down to get it to that ideal thicker-than-soup-but-not-quite-sauce texture. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "The Creamy-Sour Soup I Need On All Sick Days (And Winter, In General)," 24 Feb. 2020 Rachel, eyes downcast, lips pouted, sheepishly returned the spoon and goblet. Washington Post, "Gene Weingarten: When the steaks are high, you act on your gut," 5 Dec. 2019 Your teacher will guide you through a full tablescape design, using plates, menu cards, candles, goblets, and other props to create a coordinated look. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Treat Yourself to One of These Fabulous Floral Workshops," 10 Feb. 2020 If your dishwasher has goblet or stem clips, make sure to use those for more fragile pieces, like wine glasses. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "How to Load a Dishwasher the Right Way, Once and for All," 6 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of goblet was in the 14th century

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“Goblet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goblet. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce goblet (audio) \

Kids Definition of goblet

: a drinking glass with a foot and stem

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