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 of cask from the Web
In a controversial decision, the California Coastal Commission in October 2015 approved a 20-year permit for Edison’s storage expansion that will eventually see all of the plant’s waste stored in heavy, dry casks.
The brand also ages the tequila in wine barrels (most tequilas use bourbon casks) to end up with flavor notes that differ from the rest of the category.
Brewer Jimmy Gohsman will offer special brews from a firkin (a small cask) to celebrate the end of the week.
In crafting Kelpie, McCarron worked to maximize the impact of the rare Black Sea casks.
With a dark-honey hue similar to Ardbeg's cask-strength Corryvreckan, Kelpie noses thick and musky, with unsweetened tree sap and boiling caramel swirling through a briny mist.
As for the waste at SONGS, the California Coastal Commission in October 2015 approved a 20-year permit for Edison to expand a storage system that will eventually see all the plant’s waste stored in heavy, dry casks.
Plant operators use uranium-238 and enriched uranium-235, according to John Nelson, an instructor in dry cask storage and fuel handling who explained to visitors how spent fuel is transported and stored on site.
The rods are stored in pressurized lead and steel casks.
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Origin and Etymology of cask
Middle English caske, perhaps from Medieval French casque helmet, from Spanish casco potsherd, skull, helmet
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
CASK Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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