costrel

noun
cos·​trel | \ ˈkä-strəl How to pronounce costrel (audio) \

Definition of costrel

: a flat usually earthenware container for liquids with loops through which a belt or cord may be passed for easy carrying

called also pilgrim bottle

First Known Use of costrel

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for costrel

Middle English, from Medieval Latin & Anglo-French; Medieval Latin costrellus, from Anglo-French *costrel, from costere side, from coste rib, side — more at coast

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Cite this Entry

“Costrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/costrel. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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