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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cask for holding wine, or which holds, or has held, wine.

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  • n. a barrel that holds wine


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  • Australians invented these. No, not wooden wine barrels, but the nifty plastic "wineskin" in a box fitted with a tap. Useful for those occasions where you want a lot of wine and no one's especially concerned about the quality.

    September 14, 2008