Pronunciation Noun

flask (plural flasks)

  1. A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.
  2. A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage; a pocket flask.
  3. (sciences) Laboratory glassware used to hold larger volumes than test tubes, normally having a narrow mouth of a standard size which widens to a flat or spherical base.
  4. (engineering) A container for holding a casting mold, especially for sand casting molds.
  5. A bed in a gun carriage.
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  • German: Formkasten

flask (flasks, present participle flasking; past and past participle flasked)

  1. (dentistry) To invest a denture in a flask so as to produce a sectional mold.

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