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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cask  \Cask\,  n.  [Sp.  casco  potsherd,  skull,  helmet,  prob.  fr 
  cascar  to  break,  fr  L.  Quassure  to  break.  Cf  {Casque}, 
  {Cass}.] 
  1.  Same  as  {Casque}.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  The  quantity  contained  in  a  cask. 
 
  4.  A  casket;  a  small  box  for  jewels.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cask  \Cask\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  into  a  cask. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cask 
  n  1:  the  quantity  a  cask  will  hold  [syn:  {caskful}] 
  2:  a  cylindrical  container  that  holds  liquids  [syn:  {barrel}] 




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