Definitions for KEGkɛg
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small cask or barrel holding from 5 to 10 gallons (19 to 38 liters).
a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds (45 kg), used for nails.
Category: Weights and Measures
Origin of keg:
1585–95; earlier cag < ON kaggi
the quantity contained in a keg
small cask or barrel
A round, traditionally wooden container of lesser capacity than a barrel, often used to store beer.
Origin: From kag, from kaggi
a small cask or barrel
A keg is a small barrel. Traditionally, a wooden keg is made by a cooper used to transport items such as nails, gunpowder, and a variety of liquids. More recently, a keg is often constructed of aluminum or steel. It is commonly used to store, transport, and serve beer. Other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, carbonated or non-carbonated, may be housed in a keg as well. Such liquids are generally kept under pressure.
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