Meaning of CASK in English


cask /kɑːsk $ kæsk/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: casque 'helmet' , from Spanish casco 'broken piece of a pot, skull, helmet' , from cascar 'to break' ]

a round wooden container used for storing wine or other liquids, or the amount of liquid that it contains SYN barrel :

a cask of rum

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