American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large drinking cup having a single handle and often a hinged cover, especially a tall pewter or silver mug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel, larger than a common drinking-cup, used for holding liquor. The word is used loosely, but generally implies a covered vessel holding a quart or more, and is commonly associated with the tap-room of an inn.
- Of or pertaining to a tankard; hence, convivial; festive; jovial.
- n. A large drinking vessel, sometimes of pewter, sometimes with a glass base, with one handle and often a hinged cover.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large drinking vessel, especially one with a cover.
- n. large drinking vessel with one handle
- Middle English, of unknown origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word tankard was originally applied to a heavy and large vessel of wood banded with metal, in which to carry water.”
“This experiment of the chain and tankard is said to succeed as well with what is termed negative electricity in the theory of Dr. Franklin, as with what is termed positive electricity; but in that theory the negative electricity means”
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“I told him the tankard was the only thing, for there was nothing else that I thought could hurt me.”
“We will get them that will rap the tankard was your grandmother's, and that you was in Shoreditch the night the act was committed; and we'll have two men that shall shoot your masters.”
“The tankard was a wedding gift from her husband, and a Dutch wedding scene is graven on the lid.”
“These commonplace tankards of staves were not so rare as the beautiful carved and hooped tankard which is here pictured, and which is in the collection of Mrs. Samuel Bowne Duryea, of Brooklyn.”
“She told me, too," runs Johnson's recorded testimony, "that she had hired three men to swear the tankard was her grandmother's, but could not depend on them: that the name of one was William Denny, another was Smith, and I have forgot the third.”
“I hoist my tankard to you, sir, and blatantly violate my own moral compunctions against posting again.”
“Would I get to be one of those COOL ones that has a following of grim faced warriors who hail my name while hoisting a tankard?”
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