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cask Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the quantity a cask will hold
    caskful.
  2. noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    barrel.
WordNet

Cask noun
Etymology
Sp. casco potsherd, skull, helmet, prob. fr. cascar to break, fr. L. Quassure to break. Cf. Casque, Cass.
Definitions
  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.
Cask transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To put into a cask.

Webster 1913