vacuum flask
noun Date: 1917 thermos

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vacuum flask — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a container that keeps a substance hot or cold by means of a double wall enclosing a vacuum …   English terms dictionary

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  • vacuum flask — noun flask with double walls separated by vacuum; used to maintain substances at high or low temperatures • Syn: ↑vacuum bottle • Hypernyms: ↑flask • Hyponyms: ↑Dewar flask, ↑Dewar, ↑thermos, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vacuum flask — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms vacuum flask : singular vacuum flask plural vacuum flasks British a container that keeps liquids hot or cold …   English dictionary

  • vacuum flask — Diuaro indas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Termosas suskystintoms dujoms laikyti. atitikmenys: angl. Dewar flask; vacuum bottle; vacuum flask; vacuum vessel rus. сосуд Дьюара …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • vacuum flask — also called  Dewar Vessel, or Thermos Flask,         vessel with double walls, the space between which is evacuated. It was invented by the British chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar (Dewar, Sir James) in the 1890s. Thermos is a proprietary… …   Universalium

  • vacuum flask — termosas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. thermos; vacuum flask vok. Thermoflasche, f; Vakuumflasche, f; Warmbehälter, m rus. термос, m pranc. bouteille isolante, f; récipient isolant, m; thermos, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • vacuum flask — noun a) A bottle, flask or similar vessel having a vacuum between its inner and outer silvered walls; designed to maintain the temperature of its contents b) A Dewar vessel is the scien …   Wiktionary

  • vacuum flask — /ˈvækjum flask/ (say vakyoohm flahsk) noun → thermos. Also, vacuum bottle …   Australian English dictionary

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