[ kask, kahsk ]
/ kæsk, kɑsk /
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.
verb (used with object)
to place or store in a cask.
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Origin of cask
1425–75; late Middle English; back formation from casket, the -et being taken as the diminutive suffix
Related formscask·like, adjectiveun·cask, verb (used with object)un·casked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for casked
/ (kɑːsk) /
a strong wooden barrel used mainly to hold alcoholic drinka 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)
Word Origin for cask
C15: from Spanish casco helmet, perhaps from cascar to break
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