sash

1 [sash]
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:
1585–95; dissimilated variant of shash (turban of) muslin < Arabic shāsh

sashless, adjective
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sash

2 [sash]
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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sash1 (sæʃ)
 
n
a long piece of ribbon, silk, etc, worn around the waist like a belt or over one shoulder, as a symbol of rank
 
[C16: from Arabic shāsh muslin]

sash2 (sæʃ)
 
n
1.  a frame that contains the panes of a window or door
 
vb
2.  to furnish with a sash, sashes, or sash windows
 
[C17: originally plural sashes, variant of shashes, from chassis]

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Word Origin & History

sash
"strip of cloth," 1599, "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 1681.

sash
"window frame," 1681, sashes, from Fr. châssis "frame" of a window or door (see chassis). French word taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by 1704.
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Example sentences
It had an offset saltbox roof and blue clapboard siding and stingy little sash windows that were good for conserving heat.
The large white building has a traditional appearance, with sash windows and a slate roof.
The sash corners are mitered and thermally welded construction.
The sash corners are mitered and welded construction.
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