EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TANKARD
"I doubt it not, mon ami," quoth the archer, going back to his tankard.
He could do more than drink a sup and turn the tankard up, he could.
Tears of the tankard, drops of good liquor that falls aside.
"This—on information received," replied Easleby, as he lifted his tankard.
Now and then, because his mouth was dry, he took a sip of beer from his tankard.
The metathesis may be due to association with the name Tankard (Tancred).
You order cold beef and pickles, with a pint of bitter in a tankard.
A boy brought me a tankard of tawny Munich beer, and, sipping it, I watched.
He paused, and made a gesture of raising a tankard to his lips.
Middle courses dilute it to the stuff in a publican's tankard.
c.1300, "large tub-like vessel," corresponding to Middle Dutch tanckaert, meaning the same thing, but both of unknown origin. A guess hazarded in OED is that it is a transposition of *kantard, from Latin cantharus. Meaning "drinking vessel" is first recorded late 15c.