[ kos-truh l, kaw-struh l ]
/ ˈkɒs trəl, ˈkɔ strəl /


a flask made of leather, earthenware, or wood, usually with an ear or ears by which to suspend it, as from the waist.

Origin of costrel

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French costerel, equivalent to costier worn at the side (< Vulgar Latin *costārius; see costa, -ary) + -el diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for costrel

/ (ˈkɒstrəl) /


obsolete a flask, usually of earthenware or leather

Word Origin for costrel

C14: from Old French costerel, from coste side, rib, from Latin costa