sash

sash
1.
n. a long strip or loop of cloth etc. worn over one shoulder usu. as part of a uniform or insignia, or worn round the waist, usu. by a woman or child.
Derivatives:
sashed adj.
Etymology: earlier shash f. Arab. sas muslin, turban
2.
n.
1 a frame holding the glass in a sash-window and usu. made to slide up and down in the grooves of a window aperture.
2 the glazed sliding light of a glasshouse or garden frame.
Phrases and idioms:
sash-cord a strong cord attaching the sash-weights to a sash. sash-tool a glazier's or painter's brush for work on sash-windows. sash-weight a weight attached to each end of a sash to balance it at any height. sash-window a window with one or two sashes of which one or each can be slid vertically over the other to make an opening.
Derivatives:
sashed adj.
Etymology: sashes corrupt. of CHASSIS, mistaken for pl.

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