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See also: fläsket



Compare Welsh fflasged (a vessel of straw or wickerwork), fflasg (flask, basket), and English flask.


flasket (plural flaskets)

  1. (obsolete, Britain) A long, shallow basket with two handles.
    • 1591, Edmund Spenser, The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5[1]:
      There, in a meadow by the rivers side, A flocke of Nymphes I chaunced to espy, 20 All lovely daughters of the flood thereby, With goodly greenish locks, all loose untyde, As each had bene a bryde; And each one had a little wicker basket, Made of fine twigs, entrayled* curiously, 25 In which they gathered flowers to fill their flasket**, And with fine fingers cropt full feateously@ The tender stalkes on hye.
  2. (obsolete) A vessel for serving food.
    • 1685, Robert May, The accomplisht cook[2]:
      Take a Sturgeon, draw it, and part it down the back in equal sides and rands, put it in a tub into water and salt, and wash it from the blood and slime, bind it up with tape or packthred, and boil it in a vessel that will contain it, in water, vinegar, and salt, boil it not too tender; being finely boil'd take it up, and being pretty cold, lay it on a clean flasket or tray till it be through cold, then pack it up close.




  1. past participle of flaske