tankard

noun
tan·​kard | \ ˈtaŋ-kərd How to pronounce tankard (audio) \

Definition of tankard

: a tall one-handled drinking vessel especially : a silver or pewter mug with a lid

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Examples of tankard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The keg is tapped at noon, and the first 24 people to order one receive a brewery tankard. Washington Post, "11 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 19 Sep. 2019 Novelties such as covered animal dishes, syrup jugs, picture frame toothpick holder and staples such as tumblers, tankards and pitchers are all on display at the Greentown Glass Museum in Indiana. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Chocolate glass for Sweetest Day: Yenke Peddler antiques," 17 Oct. 2019 The design is currently available on a tankard (£39), a plate (£20), a pill box (£29) and a miniature tea cup (£25), in the Royal Collection Shop. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie's Bridal Bouquet Included a Sweet Tribute to Her Kensington Palace Home, Ivy Cottage," 12 Oct. 2018 Among the items in the four-piece collection, which was commissioned exclusively by Buckingham Palace, are a plate ($68), pillbox ($49), and tankard ($55). Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "The New Royal Baby Already Has His Own Commemorative China: See the Photos!," 24 Apr. 2018 Hence, golden chalices, carved rhino horns and glass tankards. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "That red plastic cup is a Chicago original. Proceed to party.," 29 June 2018 The design is currently available on a tankard (£39), pillbox (£35), and plate (£49). Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Commemorative Royal Wedding China Is Finally Available," 23 Mar. 2018 Produced by Royal Collection Trust, the official range of commemorative china — on sale now — includes a plate, coffee mug, decorative miniature coffee mug, pillbow and tankard. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "See the Official Commemorative China for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding," 23 Mar. 2018 These are writers and editors who sip romanticism at home but who chug tankards of cynicism in public. Ron Charles, Philly.com, "David Mamet's 'Chicago': The 1920s, roaring, with bullets and language flying," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tankard

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tankard

Middle English

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4 Jan 2020

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“Tankard.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tankard. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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tankard

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English Language Learners Definition of tankard

: a large, metal cup for drinking beer that has a handle and often an attached lid

tankard

noun
tan·​kard | \ ˈtaŋ-kərd How to pronounce tankard (audio) \

Kids Definition of tankard

: a tall cup with one handle and often a lid

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