cask

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noun \ˈkask\

Definition of cask

  1. 1 :  a barrel-shaped vessel of staves, headings, and hoops usually for liquids

  2. 2 :  a cask and its contents; also :  the quantity contained in a cask

Examples of cask in a sentence

  1. an oak cask for wine

  2. They drank a cask of wine.

Origin and Etymology of cask

Middle English caske, perhaps from Medieval French casque helmet, from Spanish casco potsherd, skull, helmet


First Known Use: 15th century


CASK Defined for English Language Learners

cask

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noun \ˈkask\

Definition of cask for English Language Learners

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


CASK Defined for Kids

cask

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noun \ˈkask\

Definition of cask for Students

  1. 1 :  a container that is shaped like a barrel and is usually used for liquids

  2. 2 :  the amount contained in a cask



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