cask


cask
noun Etymology: Middle English caske, perhaps from Middle French casque helmet, from Spanish casco potsherd, skull, helmet Date: 15th century 1. a barrel-shaped vessel of staves, headings, and hoops usually for liquids 2. a cask and its contents; also the quantity contained in a cask

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (as a hogs-head, butt, pipe, tun, barrel, keg, etc.) /