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sash1

[sash] /sæʃ/
noun
1.
a long band or scarf worn over one shoulder or around the waist, as by military officers as a part of the uniform or by women and children for ornament.
verb (used with object)
2.
to furnish or adorn with a sash:
a dress sashed at the waist.
Origin of sash1
1585-1595
1585-95; dissimilated variant of shash (turban of) muslin < Arabic shāsh
Related forms
sashless, adjective

sash2

[sash] /sæʃ/
noun
1.
a fixed or movable framework, as in a window or door, in which panes of glass are set.
2.
such frameworks collectively.
verb (used with object)
3.
to furnish with sashes or with windows having sashes.
Origin
1675-85; back formation from sashes (plural), dissimilated variant of shashes chassis
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  • Nearly half of the sash was broken in and the glass flew over the house.

    Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers
  • With a crown and a sash for twenty-four hours—twice round the clock!

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The roof is on the fixed principle that is composed of sash bars extending from plate to ridge, in which the glass is set.

  • About his waist went a sash of scarlet, such as is worn by the Northwest métis.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • Tippoo stepped away from the door and tucked the revolver back into his sash.

    Motor Matt's Clue Stanley R. Matthews
  • And then he looked at the sash and the cockade, and hesitated, apparently at a loss.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Quick as thought, she made one step to the window, pushed the ladder outwards with all her force, and shut down the sash.

British Dictionary definitions for sash

sash1

/sæʃ/
noun
1.
a long piece of ribbon, silk, etc, worn around the waist like a belt or over one shoulder, as a symbol of rank
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic shāsh muslin

sash2

/sæʃ/
noun
1.
a frame that contains the panes of a window or door
verb (transitive)
2.
to furnish with a sash, sashes, or sash windows
Word Origin
C17: originally plural sashes, variant of shashes, from chassis
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Word Origin and History for sash
n.

strip of cloth, 1590s, originally in reference to Oriental dress, "strip of cloth twisted into a turban," from Arabic shash "muslin cloth." Meaning "strip of cloth worn about the waist or over the shoulder" first recorded 1680s.

framed part of a window, 1680s, sashes, mangled Englishing of French châssis "frame" of a window or door (see chassis). French word taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by 1704. Sash-weight attested from 1737.

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