Definition of Flask

1. Noun. Bottle that has a narrow neck.

2. Noun. The quantity a flask will hold.
Exact synonyms: Flaskful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

Definition of Flask

1. n. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine.

Definition of Flask

1. Noun. A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage; a pocket flask. ¹

2. Noun. (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. ¹

3. Noun. (engineering) A container for holding a casting mold, especially for sand casting molds. ¹

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Definition of Flask

1. a narrow-necked container [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flask

1. 1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine. 2. 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. 3. A bed in a gun carriage. 4. The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc, forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz, the cope or top; sometimes, the cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three part flask, four part flask, etc. Erlenmeyer flask, a thin glass flask, flat-bottomed and cone-shaped to allow of safely shaking its contents laterally without danger of spilling; so called from Erlenmeyer, a German chemist who invented it. Florence flask. [From Florence in Italy] Same as Betty. A glass flask, round or pear-shaped, with round or flat bottom, and usually very thin to allow of heating solutions. Pocket flask, a kind of pocket dram bottle, often covered with metal or leather to protect it from breaking. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flask

flashlight battery
flashlight fish
flask (current term)
flask closure

Literary usage of Flask

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"To a tared 1-oz. quartz flask of the dimensions shown in Fig. ... Provide a shield which will protect the flame and the flask up to the side tube. ..."

2. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"Wash the paper and tube again with 6.5 cc of hot salt solution and transfer washings to the flask. Cool. Reduction of Cupric Chloride. ..."

3. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"Determine the weight of a sealed 25-mL volumetric flask containing ... Place the sealed volumetric flask and a 1-mL pipet in the same freezer used to store ..."

4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Add first about 3 grm. of the anhydrous sodium acetate, then 7.5 cc of the acetic anhydride and connect the flask with an upright Liebig condenser. ..."

5. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"Two (c, d) are used when the flask is to be filled with blood; the other two (<? ... Defibrinated Wood poured into F then enters the flask C through c, ..."

6. A Systematic Handbook of Volumetric Analysis; Or, The Quantitative by Francis Sutton (1896)
"The absence of any leak in the- apparatus is ascertained by boiling about 50 cc of water in the flask until steam has continuously issued from the funnel ..."

7. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"manently on one scale of the balance during all the weighings, while the A flask was weighed, either exhausted or filled with oxygen (or nitrogen), ..."

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