Origin of flask1
Origin of flask2
Related Words for flaskbeaker, jug, vial, urn, chalice, decanter, canteen, carafe, crock, glass, retort, jar, ewer, noggin, bag, bottle, fiasco, flagon, crystal, demijohn
Examples from the Web for flask
Contemporary Examples of flask
Madison, who sat at the front of the room hiding his flask, was just the beginning.Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness
July 4, 2014
That date is etched onto a flask he gave me to store last minute, to be given back in the states once we were home.Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed
May 25, 2014
Where will we find the “flask of oil” of the new Yom Yerushalayim story?A New Jerusalem Day?
May 18, 2012
Crawford, taking swigs from a flask of vodka, caused a stir on several evenings by focusing her attentions upon Richardson.The Death of the Texas Oilman
February 4, 2009
Historical Examples of flask
"And bring with him a flask of holy water," added the knight of Bohemia.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The pressing of this ball actuates a detonator inside the flask I carry in my pocket.The Secret Agent
Some of them could drink from the flask, which made our work shorter.My Double Life
"We are glad to see thee, brother," said he, holding out the flask of Malmsey.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
This flask does not contain fly-dope--that's in the other flask--it contains whisky.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Word Origin for flask
mid-14c., from Medieval Latin flasco "container, bottle," from Late Latin flasconem "bottle," perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Old English flasce, Old High German flaska, Middle Dutch flasce, German Flasche "bottle"), and if so, perhaps originally meaning "a bottle plaited round, case bottle" (cf. Old High German flechtan "to weave," Old English fleohtan "to braid, plait"), from Proto-Germanic base *fleh- (see flax).
Another theory traces it to a metathesis of Latin vasculum. "The assumption that the word is of Teut. origin is chronologically legitimate, and presents no difficulty exc. the absence of any satisfactory etymology" [OED].