A sash is a wide band of fabric that either secures clothing around your waist or decorates a uniform. The sash on a small child's dress often ties in back with a large bow.

A long dress's sash or a swashbuckling pirate's sash usually ties around the waist, while the sash on a soldier's uniform or a girl scout's outfit fastens across one shoulder. There's also a second meaning of sash — a sliding window frame, the part that holds the glass panes in place. This kind of sash is rooted in the French châssis, or "frame," while the clothing kind of sash comes from the Arabic shash, "muslin cloth."

Definitions of sash
  1. noun
    a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    synonyms: cincture, girdle, waistband, waistcloth
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    a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo
    type of:
    a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
  2. noun
    a framework that holds the panes of a window in the window frame
    synonyms: window sash
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    a window sash that is hinged (usually on one side)
    type of:
    a structure supporting or containing something
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