\ 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

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Examples of cask in a Sentence

an oak cask for wine They drank a cask of wine.

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Downstairs, 16 taps will flow, and a cask ale is in the works. Marc Bona,, "Ohio Brewing Co. up and running in Cuyahoga Falls (photos, video)," 9 Aug. 2019 Then Fukuyo took over, blending the whiskey from the various casks along with other Beam bourbon to create Legent. Zak Stambor,, "Legent bourbon, the first release from Beam and Suntory houses, blends traditions and flavors," 12 June 2019 Real ales, also known as cask beers, are those served directly from the vessels in which they're brewed. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Real, Wild and Woody craft beer festival is 'a love letter' to Arizona's beer culture," 16 July 2019 Festivals starring sour beers and Maryland cask ales have spread the gospel of those esoteric styles. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 11 July 2019 Each year, more than 2,200 metric tons of waste gets racked and stored in nuclear casks, a collection now approaching 100,000 tons nationwide. Eric Niiler, WIRED, "Senators Try—Again—to Solve the Nuclear Waste Debacle," 28 June 2019 The cask hung unsecured for nearly an hour until work crews lowered it safely. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Edison begins powering down warning sirens surrounding San Onofre plant," 2 July 2019 Silver Branch Brewing: The Silver Spring brewery and pub offers happy hour pricing — $5 cask ale, $7 gin and tonics or house wines — during the tournament’s opening match and all U.S. games. Washington Post, "Where to watch the Women’s World Cup," 5 June 2019 On Wednesday, lines formed for DDH Simcoe IPA, a double dry-hopping India Pale Ale fresh from a wooden cask. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lakefront Brewery taps a specialty beer every day at Summerfest. Here's what's coming.," 18 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of cask

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


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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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