- 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.