\ ˈkask How to pronounce cask (audio) \

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

an oak cask for wine They drank a cask of wine.
Recent Examples on the Web Each bottle bears a white label containing details of the spirit, the age, the cask type, and the alcoholic strength. Globe Staff,, 7 June 2022 The Puncheon cask malt whiskies impart their subtle notes essential to the delicate base of the Yamazaki Single Malt. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 2 June 2022 The cask in this sale, which could yield 534 700 ml bottles, could best that. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Apr. 2022 Our house style of chocolate, orange and subtle spice is perfect to enhance with a cask that has born exceptional Sherry, especially from our friends at González Byass. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 The shop will also feature a tasting of Stellum cask strength bourbon and Barrell Whiskey’s Private Release Cognac Finish. al, 26 Apr. 2022 The day will include special menu offerings, exclusive cans, drafts and cask tappings. Marc Bona, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2022 Ultimately, every whisky (aside from a single cask release) is a blend of different liquids with great attention paid to percentage and proportion to achieve just the right flavor. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2022 The whisky is bottled at a cask strength of 52.5% ABV in 500 ml bottles. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cask

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cask

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

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“Cask.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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\ ˈkask How to pronounce cask (audio) \

Kids Definition of cask

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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