Meaning of CASK in English


— casklike , adj.

/kask, kahsk/ , n.

1. a container made and shaped like a barrel, esp. one larger and stronger, for holding liquids.

2. the quantity such a container holds: wine at 32 guineas a cask.


3. to place or store in a cask.

[ 1425-75; late ME; back formation from CASKET, the -et being taken as the dim. suffix ]

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