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
Origin: [Earlier cag, Icel. kaggi; akin to Sw. kagge.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
keg, n. a small cask or barrel. [Ice. kaggi.]
The numerical value of keg in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of keg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Somebody did something inappropriate and therefore she understood -- I believe -- that she was sitting on a powder keg and needed to do something to calm the situation down.
This is the scariest thing - we're living on a powder keg. We don't know where else has been compromised. We can protect everything, we can teach administrators never to open emails, but the system is already infected.
He understands what it is like to be the top elected official in a really challenging urban area, including the area of law enforcement, what you've got here is a powder keg in the sense that the community doesn't trust the police and the police doesn't trust the community, amidst a growing sense of poverty and inequity and hopelessness.
Images & Illustrations of keg
Translations for keg
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for keg »
Find a translation for the keg definition in other languages:
Select another language: