What does carboy mean?

carboy meaning in General Dictionary

a sizable globular glass container esp among green cup inclosed in container work or perhaps in a box for defense made use of frequently for carrying corrosive fluids as sulphuric acid etc

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  • a big container for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in an unique container
  • a big, globular cup container, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a package, for protection; -- utilized frequently for carrying corrosive fluids; as sulphuric acid, etc.

carboy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"large globular container covered with basketwork," 1753, most likely finally from Persian qarabah "large flagon."