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flask

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noun \ˈflask, ˈfläsk\

Simple Definition of flask

  • : a container that is shaped like a flattened bottle and that is used to carry alcohol

  • : a glass bottle used in scientific laboratories

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flask

  1. :  a container often somewhat narrowed toward the outlet and often fitted with a closure: as a :  a broad flattened necked vessel used especially to carry alcoholic beverages on the person b British :  thermos

Origin of flask

Middle French flasque powder flask, ultimately from Late Latin flascon-, flasco bottle, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flaska bottle


First Known Use: 1549

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FLASK Defined for Kids

flask

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noun \ˈflask\

Definition of flask for Students

  1. :  a container like a bottle with a flat or rounded body




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