a large drinking cup or glass with a wide mouth.
contents of a beaker: consuming a beaker of beer at one gulp.
a flat-bottomed cylindrical container, usually with a pouring lip, especially one used in a laboratory.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Beaker folk.
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How to use beaker in a sentence
The solutions in the two beakers are connected by means of a salt-bridge containing sodium nitrate.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
If we turn from the actual beakers to the stories, it is surprising how many of these we find pointing to the same festival.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
On the left a recessed fireplace, in which are ferns; on the mantelpiece are some large blue and white beakers and vases.The Brass Bottle | F. Anstey
Beneath the brilliant light there was clashing of beakers and joyous drinking of deep toasts in the intervals between the songs.Greifenstein | F. Marion Crawford
Beakers or tumblers may be used for the same purpose, but being fragile are not so convenient.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
British Dictionary definitions for beaker
a cup usually having a wide mouth: a plastic beaker
a cylindrical flat-bottomed container used in laboratories, usually made of glass and having a pouring lip
the amount a beaker holds
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Scientific definitions for beaker
A wide, cylindrical glass container with a pouring lip, used especially in laboratories.
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