Beak"er (?), n. [OE. biker; akin to Icel. bikarr, Sw. bagare, Dan. baeger, G. becher, It. bicchiere; -- all fr. LL. bicarium, prob. fr. Gr. wine jar, or perh. L. bacar wine vessel. Cf. Pitcher a jug.]


A large drinking cup, with a wide mouth, supported on a foot or standard.


An open-mouthed, thin glass vessel, having a projecting lip for pouring; -- used for holding solutions requiring heat.



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