noun Etymology: Persian qarāba, from Arabic qarrāba demijohn Date: 1753 a large container for liquids

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  • carboy — car‧boy [ˈkɑːbɔɪ ǁ ˈkɑːr ] noun [countable] TRANSPORT a large bottle protected by a strong frame, used for carrying liquid chemicals such as acids * * * carboy UK US /ˈkɑːbɔɪ/ noun [C] ► COMMERCE, TRANSPORT a large container, sometimes in a frame …   Financial and business terms

  • Carboy — Car boy (k[aum]r boi), n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael carb basket; or Pers qur[=a]bah a sort of bottle.] A large, globular glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; used commonly for carrying corrosive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carboy — large globular bottle covered with basketwork, 1753, probably from Pers. qarabah large flagon …   Etymology dictionary

  • carboy — ► NOUN ▪ a large globular glass bottle with a narrow neck, used for holding acids or other corrosive liquids. ORIGIN from a Persian word meaning large glass flagon …   English terms dictionary

  • carboy — [kär′boi΄] n. [< Pers qarābah, large leather milk bottle] a large glass or plastic bottle enclosed for protection in basketwork or in a wooden crate: used esp. as a container for corrosive liquids …   English World dictionary

  • Carboy — Demijohn redirects here. For other uses, see Demijohn (disambiguation). A 6.5 gallon (24.7 l) glass carboy acting as a fermentation vessel for beer. It is fitted with a fermentation lock …   Wikipedia

  • carboy — didbutelis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Didelės talpos stiklinis ar keraminis butelis. Apipintas plėšomis vadinamas krežine. atitikmenys: angl. carboy; large bottle vok. große Flasche, f rus. бутыль, f pranc.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • carboy — didbutelis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Didelės talpos butelis rūgštims, tirpikliams laikyti. atitikmenys: angl. balloon; carboy; large bottle rus. баллон; бутыль ryšiai: sinonimas – balionas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • carboy — carboyed, adj. /kahr boy/, n. a large glass bottle protected by basketwork or a wooden box, used esp. for holding corrosive liquids. [1705 15; < Pers qaraba(h) < Ar qarrabah big jug] * * * …   Universalium

  • carboy — noun A large, globular glass bottle, especially one of green glass, encased in basket work or in a box and used to hold corrosive liquids. Syn: demijohn …   Wiktionary

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