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keg

 (kĕg)
n.
1.
a. A small cask or barrel with a capacity of about 30 gallons (114 liters).
b. Such a container and its contents.
2. A unit of weight used for nails, equal to 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms).
tr.v. kegged, keg·ging, kegs
To put or store in a small cask or barrel.

[Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi.]

keg

(kɛɡ)
n
1. a small barrel with a capacity of between five and ten gallons
2. (Brewing)
a. an aluminium container in which beer is transported and stored
b. Also called: keg beer beer kept in a keg: it is infused with gas and served under pressure
[C17: variant of Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse kaggi cask]

keg

(kɛg)

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.
[1585–95; earlier cag < Old Norse kaggi]

keg

A unit of volume, used especially for beer, equal to approximately 30 gal. Also used as a measure of weight for nails, equal to 100 lb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keg - the quantity contained in a kegkeg - the quantity contained in a keg  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
2.keg - small cask or barrel
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
firkin - a small wooden keg
powder keg - keg (usually made of metal) for gunpowder or blasting powder

keg

noun barrel, drum, vat, cask, firkin, tun, hogshead a full keg of beer
Translations
lekkeritynnyri
hordóhordócska
sod

keg

[keg]
A. Nbarrilete m
B. CPD keg beer Ncerveza f de barril

keg

[ˈkɛg] n [beer] → tonnelet m

keg

n
(= barrel)kleines Fass, Fässchen nt
(also keg beer)Bier ntvom Fass

keg

[kɛg] nbarile m, fusto
References in classic literature ?
Pickwick had plunged his head and shoulders into a tub of water, upset a keg of soft soap upon his manly form, and torn his garments badly.
Come, friend," said Hawkeye, drawing out a keg from beneath a cover of leaves, toward the close of the repast, and addressing the stranger who sat at his elbow, doing great justice to his culinary skill, "try a little spruce; 'twill wash away all thoughts of the colt, and quicken the life in your bosom.
So, cutting the lashing of the water-proof match keg, after many failures Starbuck contrived to ignite the lamp in the lantern; then stretching it on a waif pole, handed it to Queequeg as the standard-bearer of this forlorn hope.
He would begin to serve your guests out of a keg that was half full, and finish with one that was half empty, and then you would be charged for two kegs of beer.
Wal, ye see, I thought there warn't no harm in my jest passing him along, and not sayin' nothin'; and I'd got him nicely swapped off for a keg o' whiskey; but come to get him away from the gal, she was jest like a tiger.
16 Cases Hams 25 Spring Mattresses 2 Barrels Flour 2 Hair ditto 22 Barrels Whiskey Bedding for same 1 Barrel Sugar 2 Mosquito-nets 1 Keg Lemons 29 Tents 2,000 Cigars Scientific Instruments 1 Barrel Pies 97 Ice-axes 1 Ton of Pemmican 5 Cases Dynamite 143 Pair Crutches 7 Cans Nitroglycerin 2 Barrels Arnica 22 40-foot Ladders 1 Bale of Lint 2 Miles of Rope 27 Kegs Paregoric 154 Umbrellas
Having imparted this intelligence, the three worthies from the rendezvous broached a small keg of "alcohol," which they had brought with them.
Now, there’s no better man a-going than Squire Dickens, and I love him about the same as I loves Mistress Hollister’s new keg of Jamaiky.
I sat down upon a keg in the corner and thought the whole matter carefully over.
I would not like to be positive, but I think we have seen as much as a keg of these nails.
Another company, a lucky one for not all the companies had vodka, crowded round a pock-marked, broad-shouldered sergeant major who, tilting a keg, filled one after another the canteen lids held out to him.
As he spoke Wilson had been boring a hole in one of the water kegs, and as Spider held a tin cup he tilted the keg to pour a draft of the precious fluid.