Dewar vessel

Dewar vessel
Dew′ar ves`sel
[[t]ˈdu ər, ˈdyu-[/t]] n.
chem. thr a kind of vacuum bottle used esp. to store liquefied gases
Also called Dew′ar flask`. Etymology: 1900–05; after James Dewar, (1842–1923), Scottish chemist and physicist, its inventor

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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