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engagement ring

noun
1.
a ring, often a diamond, given by a man to his fiancée at the time of their engagement as a token of their betrothal.
Origin of engagement ring
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • You see, the ring was gone and—it had only been an engagement ring anyhow, and everybody knows how binding they are!

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Have on your right hand the engagement ring of the divine affection.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • Then she drew off her engagement ring of diamonds and emeralds, and added it to the glittering heap.

  • She thrust her engagement ring into Quentyns' hand and rushed away.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • A ring was ordered from Philadelphia, and is duly set down in his accounts: “One engagement ring, two pounds, sixteen shillings.”

British Dictionary definitions for engagement ring

engagement ring

noun
1.
a ring given by a man to a woman as a token of their betrothal
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