See also: fläsk

EnglishEdit

 
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A French stoneware pilgrim flask.
 
Three Erlenmeyer flasks.
 
Hip flask.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English flask, flaske (case, cask, keg), from Old English flasce, flaxe (bottle, flask) and Medieval Latin flascō (bottle); from Frankish *flasko, *flaska; whence also Dutch fles; both from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (braid-covered bottle, wicker-enclosed jug) (whence also German Low German Flaske, Fless, German Flasche), from Proto-Indo-European *ploḱ-skō (flat) (whence also Lithuanian plókščias, Czech ploský, Albanian flashkët).

Sense 2 from Italian fiasco and sense 3 from Middle French flasque (powder flask), itself from Old Spanish flasco, frasco, both from Late Latin above.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: fläsk, IPA(key): /flɑːsk/
  • enPR: flăsk, IPA(key): /flæsk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æsk

NounEdit

flask (plural flasks)

  1. A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc.
  2. A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage; a pocket flask.
  3. (sciences) Laboratory glassware used to hold larger volumes than test tubes, normally having a narrow mouth of a standard size which widens to a flat or spherical base.
  4. (engineering) A container for holding a casting mold, especially for sand casting molds.
  5. A bed in a gun carriage.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

flask (third-person singular simple present flasks, present participle flasking, simple past and past participle flasked)

  1. (dentistry) To invest a denture in a flask so as to produce a sectional mold.

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

VerbEdit

flask

  1. imperative of flaske

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French flasque (flask). Doublette with (native) fles (bottle), (through French) flacon (flagon) and (through Italian) fiasco (fiasco).

NounEdit

flask f (plural flasken, diminutive flaskje n)

  1. flask

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman flascon, from Frankish *flaskā, from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ. Reinforced by existing Old English flasce, from the same source.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flask (plural flaskes) (rare)

  1. A small barrel for beer storage.
  2. A container for the storage of garments.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: flask
  • Scots: flask, flas

ReferencesEdit


Old FrisianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *flaiski. Cognates include Old English flǣsċ and Old Saxon flēsk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flāsk n

  1. flesh

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 28