See also: décanter
decanter (plural decanters)
- A vessel for decanting liquor.
- A receptacle for decanted liquor, especially a crystal bottle with a stopper.
1902, Henry Ridgely Evans, Magic and Its Professors, page 149:
- Pour wine into the decanter, and cork. Let the decanter down, drawing the loops out and laying them on the table top. Have a tray of small glasses alongside the decanter. When ready to introduce the experiment, step to the table, remove the glass stopper, pick up the decanter with the right hand and pour the wine into the glasses on the tray.
vessel for decanting
receptacle for decanted liquor