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 (hôgz′hĕd′, hŏgz′-)
1. Abbr. hhd Any of various units of volume or capacity ranging from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters), especially a unit of capacity used in liquid measure in the United States equal to 63 gallons (238 liters).
2. A large barrel or cask with this capacity.
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1. (Units) a unit of capacity, used esp for alcoholic beverages. It has several values, being 54 imperial gallons in the case of beer and 52.5 imperial gallons in the case of wine
2. (Brewing) a large cask used for shipment of wines and spirits
[C14: of obscure origin]
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(ˈhɔgzˌhɛd, ˈhɒgz-)

1. a large cask, esp. one containing from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters).
2. any of various units of liquid measure, esp. one equivalent to 63 gallons (238 liters). Abbr.: hhd
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1. A unit of liquid capacity equal to two thiry-one-and-a-half-gallon barrels.
2. A large barrel of sixty-three-gallon capacity.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hogshead - a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverageshogshead - a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages
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
bbl, barrel - any of various units of capacity; "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"
2.hogshead - a large cask especially one holding 63 gals
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
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[ˈhɒgzhed] N medida de capacidad esp del vino (= 52,5 galones, aprox. 225 litros)pipa f
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ngroßes Fass; (= measure)Oxhoft nt (obs), Flüssigkeitsmaß zwischen 200-250 l
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