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a large drinking cup or glass with a wide mouth.
contents of a beaker:
consuming a beaker of beer at one gulp.
a flat-bottomed cylindrical container, usually with a pouring lip, especially one used in a laboratory.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Beaker folk.
Historical Examples

“A twelvemonth,” said Jack, going to his beaker again, for understanding.
A Set of Rogues Frank Barrett

We have a mast and sail there, I see, and water in the beaker.
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle

Having emptied the beaker before him, he rapped for the waiter and called for another.
The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope

He emptied his beaker, threw it to the ground, and sprang to his horse.
Myths and Legends of All Nations Various

His eye fell on the piece of gold Giovanni had paid for the beaker.
Marietta F. Marion Crawford

A beaker or small cask was in the meantime got ready with a line secured to it.
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston

Close the tubulure by means of an india-rubber stopper previously sterilised by boiling in a beaker of water.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

And yet, have I a right to execrate the thrall of the beaker?
Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers

A small strip of zinc is placed in the beaker and the alcohol evaporated.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

Clamp the test tube so that it rests in the water in the beaker.
Foods and Household Management Helen Kinne

a cup usually having a wide mouth: a plastic beaker
a cylindrical flat-bottomed container used in laboratories, usually made of glass and having a pouring lip
the amount a beaker holds

“open large-mouthed vessel,” mid-14c., from Old Norse bikarr or Middle Dutch beker “goblet,” probably (with Old Saxon bikeri, Old High German behhari, German Becher) from Medieval Latin bicarium, which itself is probably a diminutive of Greek bikos “earthenware jug, wine jar” (said to be an oriental word, perhaps a borrowing from Syrian buqa “a two-handed vase or jug”). Form assimilated in English to beak.
A wide, cylindrical glass container with a pouring lip, used especially in laboratories.


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