Car boy


a large glass bottle protected by basketwork or a wooden box, used especially for holding corrosive liquids.

1705–15; < Persian qarāba(h) < Arabic qarrābah big jug

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carboy (ˈkɑːˌbɔɪ)
a large glass or plastic bottle, usually protected by a basket or box, used for containing corrosive liquids such as acids
[C18: from Persian qarāba]

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Word Origin & History

"large globular bottle covered with basketwork," 1753, probably from Pers. qarabah "large flagon."
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