Cask Cask (k[.a]sk), n. [Sp. casco potsherd, skull, helmet, prob. fr. cascar to break, fr. L. Quassure to break. Cf. {Casque}, {Cass}.] 1. Same as {Casque}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. The quantity contained in a cask. [1913 Webster]

4. A casket; a small box for jewels. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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