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.
- casklike, adjective
- un·cask, verb (used with object)
- un·casked, adjective
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How to use cask in a sentence
Alternatively, laboratory assays can measure agedness by checking whiskeys for flavorful chemicals called congeners, absorbed from wood casks, but such analyses can be expensive.Mixing gold ions into whiskey can reveal its flavor | Nikk Ogasa | October 27, 2022 | Science News
Machines will inject argon gas between the two canisters to provide an inert atmosphere, and the copper cask will be welded shut.The World’s First Deep Geological Nuclear Vault Will Store Radioactive Waste in Finland for 100,000 Years | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | March 25, 2022 | Singularity Hub
As fire fell through the hatchway, the men set a cask into the cellar and spread a train of powder across the floor.The Great Fire of 1835 Helped Create Modern New York City | Daniel S. Levy | March 11, 2022 | Time
Well, for one, maple cask bourbon whiskey after a day on the slopes.
He uses traditional ex-bourbon casks to age the flagship Puni Gold and ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry barrels to make Sole.
The resulting product included four single-cask variants along with finished pictures of McKidd enjoying a glass of The Macallan.The Restaurant, Flask, And Photography Worthy of The Macallan Whisky | | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A bottle of The Glenlivet, aged in the cask longer than Poppet and Buster put together.
I learned that day of a process called “dry cask storage” that seems to offer a safer alternative.
Age whiskey in a sherry cask and it takes on flavor from the wood.
Little did Tressan dream to what a cask of gunpowder he was applying the match of his smug pertness.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Near the stream we found some felled trees and the staves of a cask.
At this point he lost his balance, and went rolling to leeward like an empty cask.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
I could see that a powerful effort was needed to keep him off the vexed question of the cask of beer, but he made it.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
No rattle responded; but the despairing fact became apparent: the cask was empty!A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
British Dictionary definitions for cask
a strong wooden barrel used mainly to hold alcoholic drink: a wine cask
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)
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