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1. A small wooden barrel or covered vessel.
2. Any of several British units of capacity, usually equal to about 1/4 of a barrel or 9 gallons (34 liters).
1. (Brewing) a small wooden barrel or similar container
2. (Units) Brit a unit of capacity equal to nine gallons
[C14 fir, from Middle Dutch vierde fourth + -kin]
1. a small wooden vessel or tub for butter, lard, etc.
2. an early English unit of capacity usu. equal to a quarter of a barrel.
Firkina measure of quantity; half a kilderkin, 1465; as a small cask for liquids, fish, butter, etc.
A unit of volume, used especially to measure beer or ale. 1 firkin = 9.8 US gal.
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|Noun||1.||firkin - a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons|
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
congius, Imperial gallon, gallon - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
kilderkin - an obsolete British unit of capacity equal to 18 Imperial gallons
|2.||firkin - a small wooden keg|
keg - small cask or barrel