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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 ?
The gold contained in these two casks before us, I have told you was mine.
Casks and chests of it, casks and chests of it, oodles and oodles, a fathom under the sand," chattered the Ancient Mariner.
Whilst he slept, there came by a carter with a cart drawn by three horses, and loaded with two casks of wine.
And he knows the full casks," said Blaisois, "for he has already been in the hold with Monsieur le Chevalier d'Artagnan.
Next, the King ordered that forty casks of wine, containing forty gallons each, were to be drunk up on the spot by the Simpleton and his party.
And here, under his direct supervision--for he went ashore himself--Leach and Johnson filled the small casks and rolled them down to the beach.
Huge hills and mountains of casks on casks were piled upon her wharves, and side by side the world-wandering whale ships lay silent and safely moored at last; while from others came a sound of carpenters and coopers, with blended noises of fires and forges to melt the pitch, all betokening that new cruises were on the start; that one most perilous and long voyage ended, only begins a second; and a second ended, only begins a third, and so on, for ever and for aye.
The whole day, on the 17th, was spent in arranging the apparatus destined to produce the gas; it consisted of some thirty casks, in which the decomposition of water was effected by means of iron-filings and sulphuric acid placed together in a large quantity of the first-named fluid.
Four servants carried in two casks covered with aquatic plants, and in each of which was breathing a fish similar to those on the table.
Through the cellars, there's a kind of passage into the back street by which we roll casks in and out.
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.
The owner said the cask was clean, and that nothing had been added to the wine from which it could have got a flavour of either iron or leather.