flask


flask
   1. an old name for a bottle, now specialized to mean a narrow, flattened container for alcoholic beverages. Such flasks come in various sizes, often holding around 6 U.S. fluid ounces or 180 milliliters. The word is very old, appearing as flaska in Old High German and as flascon in Latin.
   2. a commercial unit of weight formerly used to measure liquid mercury (or quicksilver, as it was called). The flask was equal to 76.5 pounds avoirdupois, which is equivalent to almost exactly 34.7 kilograms.

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  • Flask — Flask, n. [AS. flasce, flaxe; akin to D. flesch, OHG. flasca, G. flasche, Icel. & Sw. flaska, Dan. flaske, OF. flasche, LL. flasca, flasco; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vasculum, dim. of vas a vessel, Gr. ?, ?, ?. Cf. {Flagon}, {Flasket}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flask — may refer to: *Vacuum flask a container designed to keep warm drinks warm and refrigerated drinks cold *Hip flask, a small container used to carry a small amount of liquid *Laboratory flask, laboratory glassware for holding larger volumes than… …   Wikipedia

  • Flask — est une architecture de sécurité pour un système d exploitation qui fournit un support flexible des polices de sécurité. C est un acronyme de Flux Advanced Security Kernel. Portion de texte anglais à traduire en frança …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flask — [flask] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; mot angl. → 2. Flasque (3.). ❖ ♦ Anglic. Flacon plat d eau de vie qu on porte sur soi. || Un flask de cognac. 0 Et puis l Américaine sortit de sa poche revolver un flask de whisky. René Fallet, le Triporteur, p. 86. ❖ HOM …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flask — ► NOUN 1) a narrow necked conical or spherical bottle. 2) Brit. a vacuum flask. 3) a hip flask. 4) (also nuclear flask) a lead lined container for radioactive nuclear waste. ORIGIN Latin flasca cask or bottle …   English terms dictionary

  • flask — [flask, fläsk] n. [ME < ML flasco & OE flasce, both < LL flasco (gen. flasconis) < flasca < Gmc * flasko, bottle, wicker enclosed jug, prob. < base of OHG flechtan, to weave: for IE base see FLAX] 1. any small, bottle shaped… …   English World dictionary

  • flask|et — «FLAS kiht, FLAHS », noun. 1. a long, shallow basket. 2. a small flask: »a flasket richly chased (Scott). ╂[< Old North French flasquet, Old French flachet (diminutive) < flasque < Late Latin flasca flask; origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • FLASK — est une architecture de sécurité pour un système d exploitation qui fournit un support flexible des polices de sécurité. C est un acronyme de Flux Advanced Security Kernel. Portion de texte anglais à traduire en français …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flask — [fla:sk US flæsk] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: flasco] 1.) BrE a special type of bottle that you use to keep liquids either hot or cold, for example when travelling = ↑Thermos 2.) a ↑hip flask 3.) a glass bottle with a narrow top,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flask — flask·et; flask; …   English syllables

  • Flask — Flask. См. Опока. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов


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