flask
noun Etymology: Middle French flasque powder flask, ultimately from Late Latin flascon-, flasco bottle, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flaska bottle Date: 1549 a container often somewhat narrowed toward the outlet and often fitted with a closure: as a. a broad flattened necked vessel used especially to carry alcoholic beverages on the person b. British thermos

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flask — may refer to: *Vacuum flask a container designed to keep warm drinks warm and refrigerated drinks cold *Hip flask, a small container used to carry a small amount of liquid *Laboratory flask, laboratory glassware for holding larger volumes than… …   Wikipedia

  • Flask — est une architecture de sécurité pour un système d exploitation qui fournit un support flexible des polices de sécurité. C est un acronyme de Flux Advanced Security Kernel. Portion de texte anglais à traduire en frança …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flask — [flask] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; mot angl. → 2. Flasque (3.). ❖ ♦ Anglic. Flacon plat d eau de vie qu on porte sur soi. || Un flask de cognac. 0 Et puis l Américaine sortit de sa poche revolver un flask de whisky. René Fallet, le Triporteur, p. 86. ❖ HOM …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flask — ► NOUN 1) a narrow necked conical or spherical bottle. 2) Brit. a vacuum flask. 3) a hip flask. 4) (also nuclear flask) a lead lined container for radioactive nuclear waste. ORIGIN Latin flasca cask or bottle …   English terms dictionary

  • flask — [flask, fläsk] n. [ME < ML flasco & OE flasce, both < LL flasco (gen. flasconis) < flasca < Gmc * flasko, bottle, wicker enclosed jug, prob. < base of OHG flechtan, to weave: for IE base see FLAX] 1. any small, bottle shaped… …   English World dictionary

  • FLASK — est une architecture de sécurité pour un système d exploitation qui fournit un support flexible des polices de sécurité. C est un acronyme de Flux Advanced Security Kernel. Portion de texte anglais à traduire en français …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flask — [fla:sk US flæsk] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: flasco] 1.) BrE a special type of bottle that you use to keep liquids either hot or cold, for example when travelling = ↑Thermos 2.) a ↑hip flask 3.) a glass bottle with a narrow top,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flask — flask·et; flask; …   English syllables

  • Flask — Flask. См. Опока. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • flask — [ flæsk ] noun count 1. ) a small flat bottle that fits in your pocket, used especially for carrying alcohol 2. ) a glass container with a wide base and a narrow top used in science laboratories for holding liquids 3. ) BRITISH a THERMOS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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