Definitions for firkinˈfɜr kɪn

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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

  3. Origin: [From AS. fewer four (or an allied word, perh. Dutch or Danish) + -kin. See Four.]


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