stem·​ware | \ ˈstem-ˌwer How to pronounce stemware (audio) \

Definition of stemware

: glass hollowware mounted on a stem

Examples of stemware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The smaller details are the finer ones: The tables are large, the linens of good quality, the stemware thin, the knives by Laguiole. John Mariani, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 The shortages go beyond ingredients and include non-food items like plates and stemware, says Nayfeld. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 6 Oct. 2021 The Crossmill bar cart ($169) has two large shelves and hanging racks for stemware. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Oct. 2021 Cooks might be asked to clear tables, polish stemware or drop off dishes in the dining room. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 The locale may have changed, but the wine—and stemware—can be had at home. Jennifer Tzeses, Town & Country, 22 June 2021 Baccarat makes some of the best crystal stemware on the planet, and the Harcourt Eve features the brand’s iconic pop of bold color on a traditional clear crystal design. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 12 June 2021 When the wind pushes one way, the counterweight swings the other, keeping floors and stemware still. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 7 June 2021 Tables are well separated and capacious, with white tablecloths, fine silverware and stemware. John Mariani, Forbes, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of stemware

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stemware was in 1892

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“Stemware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stemware

: drinking glasses that have a long stem between the bowl and the base


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