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Meaning of CASK

Pronunciation:  kask

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  2. [n]  the quantity a cask will hold

CASK is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: barrel, caskful
 See Also: beer barrel, beer keg, breech, bung, butt, containerful, hogshead, hoop, keg, lag, pickle barrel, rear of barrel, rear of tube, ring, shook, spigot, spile, stave, tap, tun, vessel, wine barrel, wine cask



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cask\, n. [Sp. casco potsherd, skull, helmet, prob. fr.
    cascar to break, fr. L. Quassure to break. Cf. {Casque},
    1. Same as {Casque}. [Obs.]
    2. A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops,
       usually fitted together so as to hold liquids. It may be
       larger or smaller than a barrel.
    3. The quantity contained in a cask.
    4. A casket; a small box for jewels. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \Cask\, v. t.
    To put into a cask.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bag, barrel, basket, bole, bottle, box, box up, breaker, butt, can, capsule, carton, case, column, crate, cylinder, cylindroid, drum, encase, encyst, firkin, hamper, hogshead, jar, keg, kilderkin, pack, package, parcel, pillar, pipe, pot, puncheon, roll, roller, rouleau, rundlet, sack, tank, tin, trunk, tube, tun, vat, water butt