A headpiece, helmet or piece of defensive armor, to cover and protect the head and neck, in battle.

A close vessel for containing liquors, formed by staves, heading and hoops.

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.

 

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Cask, v. t.

To put into a cask.

 

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