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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.]
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1. a small barrel with a capacity of between five and ten gallons
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]
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||keg - the quantity contained in a keg |
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
|2.||keg - small cask or barrel|
firkin - a small wooden keg
powder keg - keg (usually made of metal) for gunpowder or blasting powder
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