costrel

[ kos-truh l, kaw-struh l ]
/ ˈkɒs trəl, ˈkɔ strəl /
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noun

a flask made of leather, earthenware, or wood, usually with an ear or ears by which to suspend it, as from the waist.

Nearby words

  1. costotransverse,
  2. costotransverse ligament,
  3. costotransversectomy,
  4. costovertebral,
  5. costoxiphoid,
  6. costume,
  7. costume jewellery,
  8. costume jewelry,
  9. costume piece,
  10. costumer

Origin of costrel

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French costerel, equivalent to costier worn at the side (< Vulgar Latin *costārius; see costa, -ary) + -el diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for costrel

costrel

/ (ˈkɒstrəl) /

noun

obsolete a flask, usually of earthenware or leather

Word Origin for costrel

C14: from Old French costerel, from coste side, rib, from Latin costa

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