- 1A container or bottle, in particular.More example sentences
- One of the flasks holds an oily liquid approximating to coffee while the other holds almost-boiling water that might nearly brew a half-strength cup of extra-weak tea.
- With a few gurgling noises created from his throat, and, evidently, some mucus, he filled the glass to a quarter inch below the brim with the liquid in the flask.
- He uncorked it, and poured the clear liquid into the flask.
- 1.1A narrow-necked glass container, typically conical or spherical, used in a laboratory to hold reagents or samples.More example sentences
- Levengood tested the metal fragment for the presence of hydrogen by putting a sample in a flask with a weak solution of acetic acid.
- The GA solution was dried in a rotor evaporator and then incubated under vacuum overnight in a reagent flask.
- They put methane, ammonia and carbon dioxide in a flask with some water, sparked some electricity through it, and after a week they got a brown sludge which contained amino acids.
- 1.2A metal container for storing a small amount of liquor, typically to be carried in one’s pocket: his silver flask of brandyMore example sentences
- At the summit, while taking celebratory sips of whiskey from my Kansas City Chiefs flask, we were approached by an athletic couple from Colorado.
- Cleo had wandered to the sofa and was pulling a flask from her small silver shoulder purse.
- Between the folds of the bottom towel in the linen closet, he retrieved a silver flask and took several greedy swallows.
- 1.3A narrow-necked bulbous glass container, typically with a covering of wickerwork, for storing wine or oil.More example sentences
- The Tuscan origins of this fiaschetteria (where wine in straw flasks was sold) are honoured in a range of Chianina steak dishes and in a wine list which is strong on Chiantis and Brunellos.
- When there's no more wine in the flask at my table my friends are happy to drink my water.
- One parcel, wrapped in cloth, contained bread, cheese, and a small flask of wine.
- 1.4A vacuum flask.More example sentences
- He got up at six, packed his car with hot-water bottle, shovel, flask and blanket, and took three hours to drive 12 miles.
- This time the modern-day Lady workers were enjoying a string concert and a glass or two of wine (though I suspect some people smuggled in flasks of rosehip tea).
- At 8.45 I shall make flasks of strong, black coffee and also have chilled mineral water on hand in case of dehydration.
- 1.5The contents of a flask: a flask of coffeeMore example sentences
- We have even found a hot flask of coffee there, so the person certainly wasn't far away.
- Sitting alone on the stage with only his trademark flask of tea and his pipe for company, the old boy positively exudes optimism.
- And behind any club at night you will find gangs of sophisticated and gorgeous thirty-somethings swigging guiltily from an illicit flask of vodka.
Middle English (in the sense 'cask'): from medieval Latin flasca. From the mid 16th century the word denoted a case of horn, leather, or metal for carrying gunpowder. The sense 'glass container' (late 17th century) was influenced by Italian fiasco, from medieval Latin flasco. Compare with flagon.