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cask

 (kăsk)
n.
1. A sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; a barrel.
2. The quantity that such a container can hold.

[Middle English caske, possibly from Old Spanish casco, potsherd, helmet, from cascar, to break; see cascara.]

cask

(kɑːsk)
n
1. (Brewing) a strong wooden barrel used mainly to hold alcoholic drink: a wine cask.
2. any barrel
3. the quantity contained in a cask
4. (Brewing) Austral a lightweight cardboard container with plastic lining and a small tap, used to hold and serve wine
5. (General Engineering) engineering another name for flask6
[C15: from Spanish casco helmet, perhaps from cascar to break]

cask

(kæsk, kɑsk)
n.
1. a container made and shaped like a barrel but larger and stronger, esp. one for holding liquids.
2. the quantity such a container holds.
[1425–75; late Middle English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cask - the quantity a cask will holdcask - the quantity a cask will hold  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
2.cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquidscask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
beer barrel, beer keg - a barrel that holds beer
breech, rear of barrel, rear of tube - opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
bung, spile - a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
butt - a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
hogshead - a large cask especially one holding 63 gals
hoop, ring - a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
keg - small cask or barrel
pickle barrel - a barrel holding vinegar in which cucumbers are pickled
shook - a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment
stave, lag - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
spigot, tap - a plug for a bunghole in a cask
tun - a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
wine barrel, wine cask - a barrel that holds wine

cask

noun barrel, drum, cylinder, keg, firkin, hogshead The casks of sherry are stored one on top of the other.
Translations
بَرْميل خَشَبي
soudeksud
fad
château de transportfûttonneau
tunna, áma
statinaitė
muca

cask

[kɑːsk] N (for wine) → cuba f; (large) → tonel m

cask

[ˈkɑːsk] ntonneau m

cask

nFass nt

cask

[kɑːsk] nbarile m, botte f

cask

(kaːsk) noun
a barrel for holding liquids, usually wine. three casks of sherry.
References in classic literature ?
Jo frowned upon that piece of extravagance, and asked why he didn't buy a frail of dated, a cask of raisins, and a bag of almonds, and be done with it?
It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
You see, in addi- tion to the dinner-materials, which called for a suffi- ciently round sum, I had bought a lot of extras for the future comfort of the family: for instance, a big lot of wheat, a delicacy as rare to the tables of their class as was ice-cream to a hermit's; also a sizeable deal dinner-table; also two entire pounds of salt, which was another piece of extravagance in those people's eyes; also crockery, stools, the clothes, a small cask of beer, and so on.
However, the mere matter of capacity is a thing of no sort of consequence, since the cask is empty, and indeed has always been empty, history says.
A large cask of wine had been dropped and broken, in the street.
Every room above, and every cask in the wine-merchant's cellars below, appeared to have a separate peal of echoes of its own.
Some eddying fragments I saw in the sea, as if a mere cask had been broken, in running to the spot where they were hauling in.
On the edge of the river I could faintly make out the only two black things in all the prospect that seemed to be standing upright; one of these was the beacon by which the sailors steered - like an unhooped cask upon a pole - an ugly thing when you were near it; the other a gibbet, with some chains hanging to it which had once held a pirate.
Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.
He would never think of faring in the same manner as his master; he only drank from the cask.
Each fish was brought over in a cask -- one filled with river herbs and weeds, the other with rushes and lake plants; they were placed in a wagon built on purpose, and thus the sterlet lived twelve days, the lamprey eight, and both were alive when my cook seized them, killing one with milk and the other with wine.
Her mother had bought a little cask of fine Malaga wine, and Virginia, laughing at the idea of becoming intoxicated, would drink a few drops of it, but never more.