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Etymology 1[edit]

Arabic شَاش (šāš, muslin cloth).


sash (plural sashes)

  1. A piece of cloth designed to be worn around the waist.
  2. A decorative length of cloth worn over the shoulder to the opposite hip, often for ceremonial or other formal occasions.
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sash (third-person singular simple present sashes, present participle sashing, simple past and past participle sashed)

  1. (transitive) To adorn with a sash or scarf.
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Etymology 2[edit]

[circa 1680] From sashes, from French châssis (frame (of a window or door)), taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by 1704. See also chassis.


sash (plural sashes)

  1. The opening part (casement) of a window usually containing the glass panes, hinged to the jamb, or sliding up and down as in a sash window.
  2. (software, graphical user interface) A draggable vertical or horizontal bar used to adjust the relative sizes of two adjacent windows.
  3. In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; the gate.