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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.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||cask - the quantity a cask will hold |
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
|2.||cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids|
breech, rear of barrel, rear of tube - opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
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
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)
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noun barrel, drum, cylinder, keg, firkin, hogshead The casks of sherry are stored one on top of the other.
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cask[ˈkɑːsk] n → tonneau m
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n → Fass nt
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a barrel for holding liquids, usually wine. three casks of sherry. vat; vaatjie بَرْميل خَشَبي бъчва casco soudek, sud das Faß fad βαρέλιtonel, barril vaat بشکۀ چوبی؛ خمره tynnyri tonneauחבית पीपा bačva hordó tong tunna, áma botte, barile たる (특히 술) 통 statinaitė muca pak vatfat, tønnebeczułka لوښى(دمايعاتو لپاره): ددغسى لوښى مايعات pipa butoi бочка sud sod bure fat, tunna ถังไม้ขนาดใหญ่ใส่ของเหลว fıçı, varil (裝液體，通常是酒的)圓桶 барило, бочонок شراب رکھنے کا ڈبہ thùng tono （尤指盛酒精饮料的）木桶
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