\ˈflask, ˈfläsk\

Definition of flask 

: a container often somewhat narrowed toward the outlet and often fitted with a closure: such as

a : a broad flattened necked vessel used especially to carry an alcoholic beverage on the person

b British : thermos

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The owners select those themes based on what’s popular; for example, bottle collecting, which includes a variety of categories, such as historic flasks. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Grayslake antique market doubles in size for summer," 25 June 2018 In March, the designer Karim Rashid introduced Hip, a refillable curvy flask made of BPA-free material ($19.99). New York Times, "Trends in Design and Home Furnishings," 8 May 2018 This isn’t the first time Rih has worn a flask to an event. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Rihanna Wore a Flask to Coachella," 17 Apr. 2018 According to prosecutors, Detroit police witnessed Davis slurring his speech and found a flask in the front cup holder of his truck. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Wayne County Sheriff reservist facing charges in death of motorcyclist," 26 June 2018 Camper’s Secret Keep your wine the perfect temperature on the go with this insulated flask that’s big enough for the whole bottle. Sunset, "10 Must-Have Wine Accessories," 22 Jan. 2018 When the filter flask is empty, the whole thing folds flat, taking up minimal room in a pack. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Katadyn Launches Gravity BeFree Water Filter," 5 June 2018 Designed in a minimalist bottle inspired by a flask, with fresh notes more commonly found in cologne, the three scents don't belong to any one gender. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Just Launched Three Unisex Fragrances That Will Change The Way You Think About Chanel Perfume," 21 June 2018 Shirts, suspenders, flasks, cufflinks and other accessories range in price. Patrick Connolly, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Here are 6 Orlando-based Father's Day gift ideas," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of flask

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flask

Middle French flasque powder flask, ultimately from Late Latin flascon-, flasco bottle, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flaska bottle

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English Language Learners Definition of flask

: a container that is shaped like a flattened bottle and that is used to carry alcohol

: a glass bottle used in scientific laboratories


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Kids Definition of flask

: a container like a bottle with a flat or rounded body


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Medical Definition of flask 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a container often somewhat narrowed toward the outlet and often fitted with a closure: as

a : any of various usually blown-glass vessels used for technical purposes in a laboratory

b : a metal container in which the materials used to form a dental restoration (as a denture) are processed

Medical Definition of flask (Entry 2 of 2)

: to place (a denture) in a flask for processing

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