Definition of muntin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌntɪn/


US term for glazing bar.
Example sentences
  • The muntins are sandwiched between the double glazing so that the windows collect less dust and are easier to clean.
  • Despite the thickness of the walls, the house has an open and airy feeling, due in no small part to the tall, aluminum-framed windows and French doors, with delicate horizontal muntins.
  • We're assuming that your sash, stops, lites and muntins have seen better days.



Example sentences
  • The muntined windows and doors also suit the new cottagey exterior.
  • Gables, rafter tails, three sturdy pillars and muntined windows all combine to give this home the warm feeling of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
  • A two-tiered, pedimented veranda on the center front features a plain balustrade and four wooden pillars on both levels with a diamond muntined window in the pediment.


Early 17th century: variant of obsolete montant (from French, literally 'rising').

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