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Meaning of FLASK

Pronunciation:  flask

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  bottle that has a narrow neck
  2. [n]  the quantity a flask will hold

FLASK is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: flaskful
 See Also: ampulla, bottle, canteen, containerful, Erlenmeyer flask, hipflask, pocket flask, round-bottom flask, vacuum bottle, vacuum flask



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flask\, n. [AS. flasce, flaxe; akin to D. flesch, OHG.
flasca, G. flasche, Icel. & Sw. flaska, Dan. flaske, OF.
flasche, LL. flasca, flasco; of uncertain origin; cf. L.
vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel, Gr. ?, ?, ?. Cf. {Flagon},
1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a
   flask of oil or wine.

2. A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various
   purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of
   wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat
   water in, etc.

3. A bed in a gun carriage. [Obs.] --Bailey.

4. (Founding) The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand,
   etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of
   two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the
   cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When
   there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three
   part flask, four part flask, etc.

{Erlenmeyer flask}, a thin glass flask, flat-bottomed and
   cone-shaped to allow of safely shaking its contents
   laterally without danger of spilling; -- so called from
   Erlenmeyer, a German chemist who invented it.

{Florence flask}. [From Florence in Italy.]
   (a) Same as {Betty}, n., 3.
   (b) A glass flask, round or pear-shaped, with round or
       flat bottom, and usually very thin to allow of heating

{Pocket flask}, a kind of pocket dram bottle, often covered
   with metal or leather to protect it from breaking.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: calabash, canteen, carafe, carboy, caster, cruet, cruse, decanter, demijohn, ewer, fifth, flacon, flagon, flasket, gourd, hipflask, hot-water bottle, jar, jeroboam, jug, lota, magnum, mussuk, olla, phial, stoup, vacuum bottle, vial