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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 great hatch is scrubbed and placed upon the try-works, completely hiding the pots; every cask is out of sight; all tackles are coiled in unseen nooks; and when by the combined and simultaneous industry of almost the entire ship's company, the whole of this conscientious duty is at last concluded, then the crew themselves proceed to their own ablutions; shift themselves from top to toe; and finally issue to the immaculate deck, fresh and all aglow, as bridegrooms new-leaped from out the daintiest Holland.
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.
At last he looked round, and saw that the cart was dripping, and the cask quite empty.
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.
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.
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 hydrogen passed into a huge central cask, after having been washed on the way, and thence into each balloon by the conduit-pipes.
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.