Loving-cup meaning

A large ornamental wine vessel, usually made of silver and having two or more handles.
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A large ornamental vessel given as an award in modern sporting contests and similar events.
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A large drinking cup of silver, etc., with two or more large handles by which it was formerly passed from guest to guest at banquets: now often given as a trophy in sports and games.
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A large cup with two or more handles, passed around for all to drink from; a ceremonial version of such a cup awarded as a trophy.
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Origin of loving-cup

  • Named around 1810 for the sense of unity its use brought.
    From Wiktionary