from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drinking vessel, such as a glass, that has a stem and base.
- n. Archaic A drinking bowl without handles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A drinking vessel with a foot and stem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of cup or drinking vessel having a foot or standard, but without a handle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crater-shaped drinking-vessel of glass or other material, without a handle.
- n. In the United States, a glass with a foot and stem, as distinguished from a tumbler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a drinking glass with a base and stem
- n. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
Middle English gobelet, from Old French, diminutive of gobel, cup, probably of Celtic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French gobellet, diminutive of gobel, from or related to the verb gober ("to ingest"). (Wiktionary)