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Definition of Flask


  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.

Flask Translations

flask in Danish is feltflaske
flask in Dutch is veldfles
flask in French is fiole
flask in Norwegian is feltflaske, kolbe, lommelerke, flaske
flask in Swedish is flaska, termosflaska, fickflaska