verb (used with object)
- casing knife,
- casing nail,
- casinghead gas,
- cask of amontillado, the,
- caslon, william,
Origin of cask
Examples from the Web for cask
A bottle of The Glenlivet, aged in the cask longer than Poppet and Buster put together.
When I drew the body from the cask I found it in a state of perfect preservation.
Let the whole be now put into a cask to ferment, and add a pound and a half of loaf sugar to each gallon.
Among them, unfortunately, was a cask of spirits which had come out of the hold.The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston
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.