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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 ?
exclaimed the Mother; "a whole keg of Nails, at your age
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.
An' I know for a fact that he keeps a keg in the house all the time as well.
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.
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.
Alec said remorsefully, as he strained his eyes through the dusk, fancying he saw a small figure sitting in the garden as it had sat on the keg the night before, laying the generous little plot that had cost more than he could guess.
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.
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.
Then they broached another keg, an' quit speculatin' about anythin' fer another spell.
I would not like to be positive, but I think we have seen as much as a keg of these nails.
She could no more have reproached John Willet among those household gods, the kegs and bottles, lemons, pipes, and cheese, than she could have stabbed him with his own bright carving-knife.