1) A large tub or vat in which malt was mashed, that is mixed with boiling water to form wort.

1341 unum cunam [sic] quć vocatur maskefat, York

1395 j vasc pro maskilvat vijd, Whitby

1485 Item j massh fatte, ijs ijd

j wort trogh de lapide, xxd, Clotherholme

1559 to Thomas Baytson one maskefat, one gylefate, a lead, Pontefract

1612 1 little tubb under the maskefatt, Brandsby.

spellings mask-fat
dates 1341 1395 1485 1559 1612

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