Definition of tankard
: a tall one-handled drinking vessel; especially : a silver or pewter mug with a lid
Recent Examples of tankard from the Web
Seeking her fourth term, Merkel, 62, brandished a tankard of beer after projecting herself as a defender of global stability after almost 12 years in office.
An tankard made in the 18th century was refashioned into a milk can in the 19th century, to reflect Industrial Revolution-era temperance movements.
When German tankards were broken and fine Chinese porcelain dropped on the floor, they were tossed into the privies for archaeologists to recover centuries later.
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Origin and Etymology of tankard
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TANKARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tankard for English Language Learners
: a large, metal cup for drinking beer that has a handle and often an attached lid
TANKARD Defined for Kids
Definition of tankard for Students
: a tall cup with one handle and often a lid
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