Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A vessel used for decanting, especially a decorative bottle used for serving wine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vessel used for receiving decanted liquors; especially, a glass bottle, more or less ornamental in character, into which wine or other liquor is poured for use on the table.
  • noun One who decants liquors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A vessel used to decant liquors, or for receiving decanted liquors; a kind of glass bottle used for holding wine or other liquors, from which drinking glasses are filled.
  • noun One who decants liquors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a vessel for decanting liquor
  • noun a receptacle for decanted liquor, especially a crystal bottle with a stopper

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water

Etymologies

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From decant.

Examples

  • So the term decanter can be broadly defined, but it definitely doesnt mean a $300 piece of designer glass.

    A Year of Wine

  • So the term decanter can be broadly defined, but it definitely doesnt mean a $300 piece of designer glass.

    A Year of Wine

  • Where I come from we have a saying that a decanter is only as good as the pour (meaning to allow a good splash so the wine can oxidate while pouring).

    Riedel in the Finger Lakes (Part I)

  • Ceramic E bourbon decanter from the rear, where one might expect the Elvis bunghole.

    The Perils of Southern Living: The Elvis Bunghole

  • Lady Bridget brought the whisky decanter from the dining room to the back veranda, and McKeith mounted the steps, the mailman remaining beside them.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • We're going with the ship decanter, which is designed for long journeys at sea, for this Lalique tie-up.

    Scotch Whisky: Do You Decant?

  • If Nanny was pouring sherry then she was probably by the sideboard, using not the sherry decanter, which is always empty, but a bottle taken out of the cupboard beneath it.

    Michael Frayn: The day my life changed

  • Next, I did a browser search and found an article called "How to Clean The Inside of a Glass Bottle" aka decanter, at TipNuts.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Next, I did a browser search and found an article called "How to Clean The Inside of a Glass Bottle" aka decanter, at TipNuts.

    Open To Interpretation!

  • That's the idea, and that's all there is to it, "added Maguire, putting the labelled decanter back in the stand.

    A Thief in the Night: a Book of Raffles' Adventures

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