powder flask



a small flask of gunpowder formerly carried by soldiers and hunters.

Origin of powder flask

First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for powder flask

Historical Examples of powder flask

  • Pierre dropped his powder-flask, and one of them picked it up and gave it to him.

  • I brought up the powder-flask, caps, and a couple of bullets.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • He put the shot-pouch and the powder-flask into their proper drawer.

    The Calico Cat

    Charles Miner Thompson

  • At once "Powder-flask" rises and takes hold of the huntsman's coat.

  • My friend and I had started with but one powder-flask, and that he had carried with him.

British Dictionary definitions for powder flask

powder flask


a small flask or case formerly used to carry gunpowder
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