muntin

noun
mun·​tin | \ ˈmən-tᵊn How to pronounce muntin (audio) \

Definition of muntin

: a strip separating panes of glass in a sash

Examples of muntin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jim initially opposed dark paint on the new large window frame and muntins. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Father and daughter infuse their Cape Cod cottage with cozy coastal appeal," 25 July 2019 The new home’s dormers, vertical window muntins, and three-paneled interior doors hark back to Arts and Crafts cottages built in the Poconos in the early 1900s. Sally A. Downey, Philly.com, "Poconos weekend retreat becomes year-round home," 12 June 2018 This window is flanked by two rectangular windows with muntins that form elegant hexagonal shapes. Joan Walden, courant.com, "63 Westland Avenue, West Hartford," 19 Jan. 2018 Above the front door is a Palladian window comprising nine panes that are framed in extra wide muntins of pine. Joan Walden, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 5 Ridgewood Rd., Burlington," 1 June 2017 Window muntin paint: Palladian Blue (HC-144); benjaminmoore.com. Southern Living, "Source Guide - February 2013," 2 Jan. 2013 Window muntin paint: Palladian Blue (HC-144); benjaminmoore.com. Southern Living, "Source Guide - February 2013," 1 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of muntin

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muntin

alteration of montant vertical dividing bar, from French, from present participle of monter to rise — more at mount

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“Muntin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muntin. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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