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powder flask

n
(Historical Terms) a small flask or case formerly used to carry gunpowder
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Noun1.powder flask - container for carrying gunpowderpowder flask - container for carrying gunpowder; made of the hollow horn of an animal
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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I don't find a good musket, twelve cartridges, and a powder flask very useless in the face of an enemy.
We joined in the "green room" (actually, a spot behind some curtains at the Statehouse Convention Center) a friend whose ancestor's Civil War powder flasks were chosen to be appraised on camera.
This is one of a small group of powder flasks made in Japan and decorated with figures of namban-jin--literally European 'savages'--following the craze for foreign things sparked by the arrival of Europeans.