Main definitions of sash in US English:

: sash1sash2

sash1

noun

  • A long strip or loop of cloth worn over one shoulder or around the waist, especially as part of a uniform or official dress.

    • ‘The man has dark white trousers and a black sash around his waist.’
    • ‘A sinister looking retainer, dressed in a dark uniform with a blue sash and blue and white turban opened the rusty gate.’
    • ‘They may also wear broad red sashes tied at the waist.’
    • ‘I straightened out the bow on the sash at my waist and examined myself in the mirror once more.’
    • ‘He wore only a pair of earth colored pants with a leaf-patterned sash about his waist.’
    • ‘She was wearing a long blue dress, with a red sash tied around her waist.’
    • ‘Just left of center, a pair of women stroll across the field in white dresses decorated with blue sashes and large hats embellished with coral-colored ribbons.’
    • ‘Rural women wear baggy black or colored trousers, a long shirt belted with a sash, and a length of cotton over the head.’
    • ‘Women wear long flowing skirts, and men dress in white shirts with colorful sashes.’
    • ‘She was wearing a gold dressing gown, with a blue sash at the waist, and pink slippers with pom-poms.’
    • ‘Young men in white shirts and red sashes grasped each other round the shoulders to form a ring fifteen feet across.’
    • ‘She pulled a brightly coloured gown over her shift, tying it at the waist with a decorative sash.’
    • ‘Cloaks, sashes, jerkins and gloves lined the very top shelf that went the width of the wardrobe.’
    • ‘She'd been wearing a loose turquoise tunic, tied with a black sash at the waist and matching black leggings.’
    • ‘On the bench where we were last sitting was a young man with long black hair, dressed in a tight black robe with a red sash tied around his waist.’
    • ‘Anyways, tying a sash around the waist is a great way to accessorise and makes the two layers seem more cohesive.’
    • ‘He was dressed in a gorgeous robe with a golden sash tied around his waist and was standing tall and strong.’
    • ‘Remember ladies, if your coat has a belt or sash on it, remember to tie it around your waist to make it look more defined.’
    • ‘She wore a flimsy white cotton dress with short sleeves, a pink sash about the waist, and a skirt that blew in the wind.’
    • ‘I wore the blue scarf, which is actually more of a shawl or a sash, around my waist and the blue rose in my hair the next day.’
    belt, cummerbund, waistband, girdle
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Origin

Late 16th century (earlier as shash, denoting fine fabric twisted round the head as a turban): from Arabic šāš ‘muslin, turban’.

Pronunciation

sash

/saSH//sæʃ/

Main definitions of sash in US English:

: sash1sash2

sash2

noun

  • A frame holding the glass in a window, typically one of two sliding frames.

    • ‘She threw open his two window sashes to the ceiling.’
    • ‘With sandpaper or a rasp, clean off bits of putty which remain on the wood or metal sash.’
    • ‘In order for a sash window to work easily and effectively, it is important that both the frame and the sash are made accurately.’
    • ‘Paint the lower part of their sash first, then raise the window and do the upper part.’
    • ‘If both sashes move, weatherstrip them as you would for a double-hung window.’
    • ‘Glass doors on adjacent cabinets feature a muntin grid similar to those on the window sashes.’
    • ‘What makes the joints so weak is the fact that the bottom sashes sit on the sill with the end grains exposed.’
    • ‘If windows must be replaced and are beyond repair, they should be replaced with exact replicas - sliding sashes must be replaced by sliding sashes and not with swing out windows.’
    • ‘With the acrylic blocks, the window sash is actually light enough that the entire window can operate.’
    • ‘Resourceful gardeners can combine a few discarded window sashes and bales of straw to create a simple makeshift cold frame.’
    • ‘Glass is a heavy material and sliding the sashes up and down also puts a strain on the joints.’
    • ‘One thing to note, however, a vinyl window with welded frame and sashes will be stronger and more durable than a cheaper one in which these are mechanically joined.’
    • ‘There are also vinyl windows available that have small, adjustable ports above one of the sashes, allowing a very small amount of air to enter the house without the security problems of leaving a window ajar.’
    • ‘Paint analysis showed that the doors, door frames, and window sashes on the second floor of the addition, long assumed to be painted pine, were actually black walnut.’
    • ‘Just as the blasted thing went off I ran over to the window and threw up the sash, then dashed out the door and down the hall.’
    • ‘They allow the hinge edge of the sash to slide away from the window frame as it opens.’
    • ‘Make sure that both the window sashes and screen sash move smoothly and seal tightly when closed after installation.’
    • ‘To install this system, just drill a hole in the upper corner of the lower window frame and align it with holes in the top sash.’
    • ‘A small crowd pressed up near the open windows to listen, but not all the sashes had been raised.’
    • ‘Horizontal sliding windows are like double-hung windows except that the sashes are located on the left and right edges rather than on the tops and bottoms.’

Origin

Late 17th century: alteration of chassis, interpreted as plural.

Pronunciation

sash

/saSH//sæʃ/