Erlenmeyer flask
Flask 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}, {Flasket}.] 1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. A bed in a gun carriage. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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 solutions.

{Pocket flask}, a kind of pocket dram bottle, often covered with metal or leather to protect it from breaking. [1913 Webster]


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  • Erlenmeyer flask — noun A glass laboratory flask of a conical profile with a narrow tubular neck and a flat bottom, used to manipulate solutions, or to carry out titrations. An assistant arrived with a wheeled cart bearing coffee in an Erlenmeyer flask, cups, and a …   Wiktionary

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  • Erlenmeyer flask — Er·len·mey·er flask .ər lən .mī( ə)r , .er lən n a flat bottomed conical flask whose shape allows the contents to be swirled without danger of spilling Er·len·mey·er er lən .mī( ə)r, ər Richard August Carl Emil (1825 1909) German chemist.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Erlenmeyer flask — Er′len•mey•er flask [[t]ˈɜr lənˌmaɪ ər, ˈɛr [/t]] n. chem. cer a conical flask with a wide base and narrow neck, used in laboratories for swirling liquids • Etymology: 1885–90; after E. Erlenmeyer (1825–1909), German chemist …   From formal English to slang

  • Erlenmeyer flask — /ˈɜlənmaɪə ˌflask/ (say erluhnmuyuh .flahsk) noun a flat bottomed, conical flask with a narrow neck, widely used in chemical laboratories. {named after E Erlenmeyer, died 1909, German chemist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Erlenmeyer flask — noun Etymology: Emil Erlenmeyer Date: 1886 a flat bottomed conical laboratory flask …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Erlenmeyer flask — /err leuhn muy euhr, er / a flask having a wide base, narrow neck, and conical form, convenient in laboratory experimentation for swirling liquids by hand. [1885 90; named after E. Erlenmeyer (d. 1909), German chemist] * * * …   Universalium

  • Erlenmeyer flask — laboratory flask with a narrow neck and a wide base that is used to mix fluids (designed by Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer) …   English contemporary dictionary

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