Definition of sash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sæʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sæʃ//
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  1. 1 a long strip of cloth worn around the waist or over one shoulder, especially as part of a uniform He withdrew his sword from inside his sash. She wore a white dress with a blue sash.
  2. 2either of a pair of windows, one above the other, that are opened and closed by sliding them up and down inside the frame
  3. Word Originsense 1 late 16th cent. (earlier as shash, denoting fine fabric twisted round the head as a turban): from Arabic šāš ‘muslin, turban’.sense 2 late 17th cent.: alteration of chassis, interpreted as plural.
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