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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sash
A scarf or band worn about the waist, over the shoulder, or otherwise; a belt; a girdle, -- worn by women and children as an ornament; also worn as a badge of distinction by military officers, members of societies, etc.

Etymology: Pers. shast a sort of girdle

verb Sash
To adorn with a sash or scarf.
noun Sash
  1. The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between the panes.
  2. In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; -- also called gate.

Etymology: F. châssis a frame, sash, fr. châsse a shrine, reliquary, frame, L. capsa. See Case a box

verb Sash
To furnish with a sash or sashes; as, to sash a door or a window.
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  1. A band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
  2. A framework that holds the panes of a window in the window frame

Arabic شَاش (šāš, “muslin cloth”).

  1. A piece of cloth designed to be worn around the waist.
  2. A decorative length of cloth worn over the shoulder to the opposite hip, often for ceremonial or other formal occasions.

[circa 1680] From sashes, from French châssis (“frame (of a window or door)”), taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by 1704. See also chassis.

  1. The opening part (casement) of a window usually containing the glass panes, hinged to the jamb, or sliding up and down as in a sash window.
  2. (software, graphical user interface) A draggable vertical or horizontal bar used to adjust the relative sizes of two adjacent windows.
  3. In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; the gate.

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sash

    Tyler Sash was a football player. Tyler was born on May 27th, 1988 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on September 8th, 2015.


    Leon was born on October 19th, 1922. Leon is also known as Leon Robert Shash (birth name). He passed away on November 25th, 1979.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sash U.S.
      White 85.71% 64.26%
      African American 10.48% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sash

    People with the last name Sash are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Sash

    • How Popular is the name Sash? As a last name Sash was the 88,336th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Sash first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sash is Sunday, August 1st, 1886.
    • How unique is the name Sash? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sash. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Sash: Your name in reverse order is Hsas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shas. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sash? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 210 people with the last name Sash.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sash? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sash as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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