Definitions for firkinˈfɜr kɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fir•kinˈfɜr kɪn(n.)

  1. a small wooden vessel or tub for butter, lard, etc.

  2. an early English unit of capacity usu. equal to a quarter of a barrel.

    Category: Weights and Measures

Origin of firkin:

1400–50; late ME ferdkyn, firdekyn=ferde (var. of ferthefourth ) +-kin-kin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. firkin(noun)

    a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons

  2. firkin(noun)

    a small wooden keg

Wiktionary

  1. firkin(Noun)

    A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons. [Eng.]

  2. firkin(Noun)

    A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc.

  3. firkin(Noun)

    A weight measure for butter, equalling 56 pounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firkin(noun)

    a varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons

  2. Firkin(noun)

    a small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc

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