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beaker


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beaker  \Beak"er\,  n.  [OE.  biker;  akin  to  Icel.  bikarr  Sw 
  b["a]gare,  Dan.  baeger,  G.  becher,  It  bicchiere  --  all  fr 
  LL  bicarium  prob.  fr  Gr  ?  wine  jar,  or  perh.  L.  bacar 
  wine  vessel.  Cf  {Pitcher}  a  jug.] 
  1.  A  large  drinking  cup,  with  a  wide  mouth,  supported  on  a 
  foot  or  standard. 
 
  2.  An  open-mouthed,  thin  glass  vessel,  having  a  projecting 
  lip  for  pouring;  --  used  for  holding  solutions  requiring 
  heat.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beaker 
  n  1:  made  of  glass  or  plastic;  flat  bottomed;  used  for  chemistry 
  2:  usually  without  a  handle 




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