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ˈfɜr kɪnfirkin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firkinnoun

    a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons

  2. firkinnoun

    a small wooden keg

Wiktionary

  1. firkinnoun

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

  2. firkinnoun

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

  3. firkinnoun

    A weight measure for butter, equalling 56 pounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firkinnoun

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

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

  2. Firkinnoun

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Firkin

    fėr′kin, n. a measure equal to the fourth part of a barrel: 9 gallons: 56 lb. of butter. [With dim. suff. -kin, from Old Dut. vierde, fourth.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firkin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firkin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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