- a barrel of any size made of staves, esp. one for liquids
- the contents of a full cask
Origin of caskMiddle English caske from French casque from Spanish casco, potsherd, cask, helmet from cascar, to break from Vulgar Latin an unverified form quassicare, to break, frequentative of Classical Latin quassare, to shake, shatter: see quash
- A sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; a barrel.
- The quantity that such a container can hold.
Origin of caskMiddle English caske possibly from Old Spanish casco potsherd, helmet from cascar to break ; see cascara .
(third-person singular simple present casks, present participle casking, simple past and past participle casked)
- To put into a cask.
From Middle French casque.