cask

noun \ ˈkask \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

  1. an oak cask for wine

  2. They drank a cask of wine.

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Origin and Etymology of cask

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

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CASK Defined for English Language Learners

cask

noun

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

noun \ ˈkask \

Definition of cask for Students

1 :a container that is shaped like a barrel and is usually used for liquids
2 :the amount contained in a cask


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