- a container made and shaped like a barrel, especially one larger and stronger, for holding liquids.
- the quantity such a container holds: wine at 32 guineas a cask.
- to place or store in a cask.
Origin of cask
Examples from the Web for cask
Contemporary Examples of cask
A bottle of The Glenlivet, aged in the cask longer than Poppet and Buster put together.The Ridiculousness of Father's Day
P. J. O’Rourke
June 15, 2014
Historical Examples of cask
"If your cask is leer, I warrant your purse is full, gaffer," shouted Hordle John.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Then pour it into the cask, and in a few days it will be fine and clear.
Stop the cask closely, and in six months the wine will be fit to bottle.
When cool, put it into a cask, and set it in a cool cellar till spring.
Smashed by a cask of sugar, and six poor children—oh dear, dear, dear!'The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
- a strong wooden barrel used mainly to hold alcoholic drinka wine cask
- any barrel
- the quantity contained in a cask
- Australian a lightweight cardboard container with plastic lining and a small tap, used to hold and serve wine
- engineering another name for flask (def. 6)
Word Origin for cask
mid-15c., from Middle French casque "cask; helmet," from Spanish casco "skull, cask, helmet," originally "potsherd," from cascar "to break up," from Vulgar Latin *quassicare, frequentative of Latin quassare "to shake, shatter" (see quash). The sense evolution is unclear.