What does cask mean?

cask meaning in General Dictionary

to place into a cask

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  • Same as Casque
  • the amount a cask will hold
  • a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  • just like Casque.
  • A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted collectively so as to hold liquids. It may be larger or smaller than a barrel.
  • the number found in a cask.
  • A casket; a tiny field for jewels.
  • to place into a cask.

cask meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Middle French casque "cask; helmet," from Spanish casco "skull, cask, helmet," originally "potsherd," from cascar "to-break up," from Vulgar Latin *quassicare, frequentative of Latin quassare "to shake, shatter" (see quash). The sense advancement is unclear.

Sentence Examples with the word cask

The life-buoy--a long slender cask--was dropped from the stern, where it always hung obedient to a cunning spring; but no hand rose to seize it, and the sun having long beat upon this cask it had shrunken, so that it slowly filled, and that parched wood also filled at its every pore; and the studded iron-bound cask followed the sailor to the bottom, as if to yield him his pillow, though in sooth but a hard one.

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