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window sash

the frame holding the pane of a window.
Origin of window sash
1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for window-sash
Historical Examples
  • The window-sash was down all but a little crack to let in air, and I raised it so slowly and gently that I made no noise.

    The Stories of the Three Burglars Frank Richard Stockton
  • "I expend a good deal of panes at my work," as the glazier said to the window-sash.

  • Jimmie whistled the signal after having pushed up the window-sash some inches.

    Whilomville Stories Stephen Crane
  • The ODonoghue laughed as he witnessed the discomfiture of the ragged mob, and let down the window-sash to watch the scene.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • By and by he raised the window-sash, and the cool, damp sea-air feeling good, he leaned out to enjoy it.

    Wide Courses James Brendan Connolly
  • In one corner of the room was a long pole used for raising and lowering the window-sash.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • It was set into the window from the inside, and she could neither lift the window-sash nor stir the screen.

  • He glanced at the clock on his chimney-piece before throwing up the window-sash.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • I lifted up the window-sash quick, and jumped in; but before I made two steps Jim sprang past me, and raised his pistol.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • Huge spiders wove gigantic nets from balustrade to wall, from roof to wall, from window-sash to floor.

British Dictionary definitions for window-sash

window sash

a glazed window frame, esp one that opens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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