A large ornamental wine vessel, usually made of silver and having two or more handles.
A large ornamental vessel given as an award in modern sporting contests and similar events.
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.
Origin of loving-cup
- Named around 1810 for the sense of unity its use brought.