Definitions for kegkɛg

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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

  2. Origin: [Earlier cag, Icel. kaggi; akin to Sw. kagge.]

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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Carson:

    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.

  2. Oleh Sych:

    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.

  3. Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening:

    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.

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