American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; a barrel.
- n. The quantity that such a container can hold.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A close, water-tight vessel formed like a barrel with staves, headings, and hoops, and used for containing liquids or substances which may become liquid: a generic term comprehending the pipe, hogshead, butt, barrel, etc.
- n. An irregular measure of capacity. A cask of almonds is 3 hundred weight; a cask of cloves, etc., 300 pounds; a cask of pilchards, 50 gallons. The name is also applied to various foreign measures of capacity, as the Russian bochka, the Polish beczka, etc.
- n. In dyeing, an apparatus for steaming and thus fixing the colors of cloths which are printed with a mixture of dyestuffs and mordants. It consists of a hollow cylinder, within which the cloth is suspended, the steam being admitted to the interior of the drum.
- n. A helmet. [In this sense now usually spelled casque (which see).]
- To put into a cask.
- To provide with or put on a casque or helmet.
- n. A casket; a case or shell.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Same as casque.
- n. A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted together so as to hold liquids. It may be larger or smaller than a barrel.
- n. The quantity contained in a cask.
- n. obsolete A casket; a small box for jewels.
- v. To put into a cask.
- n. the quantity a cask will hold
- n. a cylindrical container that holds liquids
- From Middle French casque. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English caske, possibly from Old Spanish casco, potsherd, helmet, from cascar, to break; see cascara. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The wines were exported in cask and bottled and cellared there.”
“In fact, cask is under-represented in the north, largely because "northern" brands such as John Smith's and Boddingtons are in decline.”
“Oodles and oodles of it, gold and gold and better than gold, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand," the”
“Oodles and oodles of it, my gentlemen, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand.”
“A cask is usually small enough that it will be finished the same night that it is tapped.”
“If you arrive when the cask is tapped, you'll get to see the cellarman (or "landlord" or "publican", etc.) tap the cask.”
“The cask is usually gone by 10 p.m. or so, but DEKS has more than enough fine beers on offer to get you through the rest of your night.”
“Keep you eye on my new beer-focused blog, The Beer Hall, because I'll be telling you what the cask is when we finally secure a supplier.”
“When the cask is tapped everyone cheers and the beer starts flowing.”
“The man in the "crow's nest," as they call the cask fixed up at the mast-head, was looking anxiously out for whales, and the crew were idling about the deck.”
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