cask
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /kɑːsk/
  • (America) IPA: /kæsk/
Noun

cask (plural casks)

  1. A large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks.
  2. (obsolete) A casket; a small box for jewels.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2, III. ii. 409:
      A jewel, locked into the woefullest cask / That ever did contain a thing of worth.
  3. Obsolete form of casque#English|casque (“visorless helmet”).
Translations Verb

cask (casks, present participle casking; past and past participle casked)

  1. To put into a cask.
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