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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: casque 'helmet', from Spanish casco 'broken piece of a pot, skull, helmet', from cascar 'to break'

cask

noun
     
Related topics: Drink
cask [countable]
DFD a round wooden container used for storing wine or other liquids, or the amount of liquid that it contains:
a cask of rum

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