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[muhn-tn] /ˈmʌn tn/
Also called sash bar. a bar for holding the edges of window panes within a sash.
(formerly) a vertical bar in a window sash.
a stile within the frame of a door or the like.
Origin of muntin
1300-50; earlier mountan, montan, Middle English mountaun, mountain < Middle French montant, noun use of present participle of monter to mount1; compare Dutch munting Unabridged
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Examples from the web for muntin
  • Increasing muntin width too much causes a marked change in a window's historic appearance.
  • Design: muntin bar cross-section profile and material chosen from manufacturer's standards.
  • The muntin bars must match the width of the existing muntins as closely as possible.
  • The windows have alternating and variously sized muntins and one large muntin dividing the two windows.
  • Centered in the gable, the facade's only window is circular with muntin bars dividing the panes into quarters.
  • Adjacent to the entrance are large display windows separated by copper muntin bars.
  • Use of comparable frame dimensions, proportions, and muntin configurations is encouraged.
  • Wood windows should not be replaced with vinyl or metal, and should maintain the historic muntin pattern.
  • Numerous panes and heavy muntin bars should be avoided as they disrupt the view of the merchandise and interior.
British Dictionary definitions for muntin


another name (esp US) for glazing-bar
Word Origin
C17: variant of C15 mountant, from Old French montant, present participle of monter to mount1
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