Other forms: goblets

A goblet is a fancy, stemmed drinking glass. When you set the table for Thanksgiving dinner, don't forget the water goblets!

The most common type of goblet is the one you'll see on a holiday table, a glass vessel with a stem that sits on a wide foot. There are goblets meant to hold wine, simple glass goblets, and intricately carved crystal goblets. Long ago, goblets looked completely different — they were short and squat, looking more like bowls than drinking glasses, and made of metal. The Old French root of goblet is gobel, "cup."

Definitions of goblet
  1. noun
    a drinking glass with a base and stem
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    type of:
    drinking glass, glass
    a container for holding liquids while drinking
  2. noun
    a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
    synonyms: chalice
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    Holy Grail
    (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
    type of:
    a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
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