Cask

  • 1 Cask — (k[.a]sk), n. [Sp. casco potsherd, skull, helmet, prob. fr. cascar to break, fr. L. Quassure to break. Cf. {Casque}, {Cass}.] 1. Same as {Casque}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A barrel shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted… …

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  • 2 Cask — Cask, v. t. To put into a cask. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 cask — mid 15c., from M.Fr. casque cask, helmet, from Sp. casco skull, cask, helmet, originally potsherd, from cascar to break up, from V.L. *quassicare, frequentative of L. quassare to shake, shatter (see QUASH (Cf. quash)). The sense evolution is… …

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  • 4 cask — [kask, käsk] n. [ME caske < Fr casque < Sp casco, potsherd, cask, helmet < cascar, to break < VL * quassicare, to break, freq. of L quassare: see QUASH2] 1. a barrel of any size made of staves, esp. one for liquids 2. the contents of… …

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  • 5 cask — [kɑːsk ǁ kæsk] noun [countable] a container for liquids, especially in the beer and wine trades: • The wine is transported in casks and bottled in London …

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  • 6 cask — [ka:sk US kæsk] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: casque helmet , from Spanish casco broken piece of a pot, skull, helmet , from cascar to break ] a round wooden container used for storing wine or other liquids, or the amount of liquid that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 Cask — (spr. käsk), nordamerik. Flüssigkeitsmaß, zu 32 alten Wein Gallons = 121,13 l …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Cask — См. Защитный контейнер Термины атомной энергетики. Концерн Росэнергоатом, 2010 …

    Термины атомной энергетики

  • 9 cask — [ kæsk ] noun count a round wooden container for storing a liquid, especially alcoholic drink: BARREL …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 cask — [n] rounded container for liquids barrel, barrelet, butt, firkin, hogshead, keg, pipe, tun, vat; concept 494 …

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  • 11 cask — ► NOUN ▪ a large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially alcoholic drinks. ORIGIN French casque or Spanish casco helmet …

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  • 12 CASK — Calcium/calmodulin dependent serine protein kinase (MAGUK family), also known as CASK, is a human gene. [cite web | title = Entrez Gene: CASK Calcium/calmodulin dependent serine protein kinase (MAGUK family)| url =… …

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  • 13 cask — noun Etymology: Middle English caske, perhaps from Middle French casque helmet, from Spanish casco potsherd, skull, helmet Date: 15th century 1. a barrel shaped vessel of staves, headings, and hoops usually for liquids 2. a cask and its contents; …

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  • 14 cask — casklike, adj. /kask, kahsk/, n. 1. a container made and shaped like a barrel, esp. one larger and stronger, for holding liquids. 2. the quantity such a container holds: wine at 32 guineas a cask. v.t. 3. to place or store in a cask. [1425 75;… …

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  • 15 cask — UK [kɑːsk] / US [kæsk] noun [countable] Word forms cask : singular cask plural casks a round wooden container for storing a liquid, especially alcoholic drink …

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  • 16 cask — /kask / (say kahsk) noun 1. a barrel like container, usually wooden, and of varying size, for holding liquids, etc., often one larger and stronger than an ordinary barrel. 2. the quantity such a container holds. 3. Also, wine cask. a lightweight… …

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  • 17 cask — a wooden, cylindrical vessel used for shipping fish such as dried and salted cod from Newfoundland. Such a cask contained 4 cwt (hundredweight, 1 cwt being 50.802 kg (long), 45.359 kg (short)) …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 18 cask — noun Cask is used before these nouns: ↑beer …

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  • 19 cask — англ. бочка, бочонок (контейнер для хранения вина) Syn: barrel See: cask number …

    Англо-русский толковый словарь "Вино"

  • 20 cask — [[t]kɑ͟ːsk, kæ̱sk[/t]] casks N COUNT A cask is a wooden barrel that is used for storing things, especially alcoholic drink. The casks of sherry are stored horizontally one on top of the other. Syn: barrel …

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