cask

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cask

noun \ˈkask\

: a container that is shaped like a barrel and is used for holding liquids; also : the contents of a cask

Full Definition of CASK

1
:  a barrel-shaped vessel of staves, headings, and hoops usually for liquids
2
:  a cask and its contents; also :  the quantity contained in a cask

Examples of CASK

  1. an oak cask for wine
  2. They drank a cask of wine.

Origin of CASK

Middle English caske, perhaps from Middle French casque helmet, from Spanish casco potsherd, skull, helmet
First Known Use: 15th century

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