verb (used with object)
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
When cool, put it into a cask, and set it in a cool cellar till spring.
Stop the cask closely, and in six months the wine will be fit to bottle.
Then pour it into the cask, and in a few days it will be fine and clear.
Smashed by a cask of sugar, and six poor children—oh dear, dear, dear!'The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
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.