Origin of beaker
Examples from the Web for beaker
Clamp the test tube so that it rests in the water in the beaker.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
He couldn't believe his eyes, and his heart began to beat violently, for on that beaker he read the name—Klausner.Tales From Jkai|Mr Jkai
A sailorman, rustbearded, sips from a beaker rum and eyes her.Ulysses|James Joyce
The beaker was passed to the upper divan, and the Howadji sipping, found it to smack of anniseed.
"You shall pay me when you take the beaker," objected Zorzi.Marietta|F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for beaker
Word Origin for beaker
Word Origin and History for beaker
"open large-mouthed vessel," mid-14c., from Old Norse bikarr or Middle Dutch beker "goblet," probably (with Old Saxon bikeri, Old High German behhari, German Becher) from Medieval Latin bicarium, which itself is probably a diminutive of Greek bikos "earthenware jug, wine jar" (said to be an oriental word, perhaps a borrowing from Syrian buqa "a two-handed vase or jug"). Form assimilated in English to beak.