carboy

noun

car·​boy ˈkär-ˌbȯi How to pronounce carboy (audio)
: a large container for liquids

Examples of carboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arrive at your campsite with water already filled in a seven-gallon Aqua Tainer, a plastic alternative like a five-gallon glass carboy, or Dometic's three-gallon hard-shell water jug with an optional powered faucet attachment. Lauren Matison, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 May 2022 Beneath them sit carboys filled with homemade meads, fruit wines and perry. The Economist, 16 Dec. 2017 It can be siphoned to a 5-gallon carboy to allow extra time for clearing if desired, for about 7 days. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 10 July 2017 It can be siphoned to a 5-gallon carboy to allow extra time for clearing if desired, for about 7 days. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 10 July 2017 This milk takes the dubious prize for most additives: guar gum, carboy methyl cellulose, polysorbate 60, citric acid, sodium, sodium metabisulphite. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, 20 Mar. 2017 To get a sample from a flamingo-dotted pond on the island of Floreana, Venter, Hoffman, and others lugged 13-gallon carboys over a hill to be loaded onto the boat. James Shreeve, WIRED, 1 Aug. 2004

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Word History

Etymology

Persian qarāba, from Arabic qarrāba demijohn

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carboy was in 1711

Dictionary Entries Near carboy

Cite this Entry

“Carboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carboy. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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