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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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 Answer: Give them a pirate’s eye patch, a buccaneer’s bandana and a tankard of rum. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Raiders game reveals depth of anti-Spanos sentiment for S.D. Chargers fans," 12 Oct. 2017 As for history, Morgan bought a seemingly simple silver tankard (1673/74) that is engraved with scenes of the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague and happens to be one of six such mugs commissioned by Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey known to exist. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Morgan: Mind of the Collector’ Review: A Mogul’s Voracious Appetite for Art," 7 Oct. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of tankard

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


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Kids Definition of tankard

: a tall cup with one handle and often a lid

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