Pronunciation: (bask),[key] —n. 1. one of a people of unknown origin inhabiting the western Pyrenees regions in France and Spain.
2. their language, not known to be related to any other language.
3. (l.c.) a close-fitting bodice, sometimes having an extension that covers the hips.
4. (l.c.) the extension of this bodice or of a doublet.
—adj. of or pertaining to the Basques or their language.