Definitions for kegkɛg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kegkɛg(n.)

  1. a small cask or barrel holding from 5 to 10 gallons (19 to 38 liters).

  2. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. keg, kegful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a keg

  2. keg(noun)

    small cask or barrel

Wiktionary

  1. keg(Noun)

    A round, traditionally wooden container of lesser capacity than a barrel, often used to store beer.

  2. Origin: From kag, from kaggi

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keg(noun)

    a small cask or barrel

Freebase

  1. Keg

    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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