Cask definition

kăsk
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A sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; a barrel.
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A barrel of any size made of staves, esp. one for liquids.
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The contents of a full cask.
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A large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks.
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To put into a cask.
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The quantity that such a container can hold.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cask
Plural:
casks

Origin of cask

  • Middle English caske possibly from Old Spanish casco potsherd, helmet from cascar to break cascara

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French casque.

    From Wiktionary