a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
The destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
He slowly drank from a golden chalice by his side and ate a few pieces of fruit.
From one end of the world to the other he has drained deep the chalice of courage.
The Pope then brought out a communion wafer and a chalice of wine.
The priest was rinsing out the chalice, and then he tossed off the dregs smartly.