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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
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 ?
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.
"Oodles and oodles of it, my gentlemen, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand."
And as the carter went on with the other two horses, she again crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked out the bung of the second cask, so that all the wine ran out.
I cannot throw the loop through this partition nor move with a pack-thread a cask of wine which may perhaps weigh two hundred pounds."
They gave the two of them some wine out of a cask, to try, asking their opinion as to the condition, quality, goodness or badness of the wine.
They composed one of the boats' crews, and their task was to ply between the schooner and the shore, carrying a single cask each trip.
Behind the sleeper stands an old cask, which serves for a table.
The pirates were in possession of the house and stores: there was the cask of cognac, there were the pork and bread, as before, and what tenfold increased my horror, not a sign of any prisoner.
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.
A lashed boat, a spare spar, a cask or what not secured about the decks, is "cast adrift" when it is untied.
The gold contained in these two casks before us, I have told you was mine.
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.