carboy definition

  • noun:
    • A large glass or synthetic bottle, frequently encased in a protective basket or crate and frequently accustomed hold corrosive fluids.
    • a sizable, globular cup container, especially one of green glass, encased in basket work or in a box and used to hold corrosive fluids.
    • A large, globular cup bottle, esp. among green glass, inclosed in container work or in a box, for protection; -- used commonly to carry corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.
    • A demijohn.
    • A large globular container of green cup, protected by some other covering consisting either of basketwork or of a wooden package: utilized mainly for containing certain acids (such as vitriol or sulphuric acid) alongside very corrosive liquids more likely to work chemically upon stoneware.
    • a sizable bottle for keeping corrosive fluids; generally cushioned in an unique container

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