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cask (n.)

"water-tight, barrel-like vessel for containing liquids," mid-15c., from French casque "a cask; a helmet," from Spanish casco "skull; wine-vat; helmet," originally "potsherd," from cascar "to break up," from Vulgar Latin *quassicare, frequentative of Latin quassare "to shake, shatter" (see quash). The sense evolution is uncertain.

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Definitions of cask from WordNet

cask (n.)
the quantity a cask will hold;
Synonyms: caskful
cask (n.)
a cylindrical container that holds liquids;
Synonyms: barrel
From wordnet.princeton.edu