Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small cask or barrel with a capacity of about 30 gallons (114 liters).
  • noun Such a container and its contents.
  • noun A unit of weight used for nails, equal to 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms).
  • transitive verb To put or store in a small cask or barrel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small cask or barrel; a cask-shaped vessel of indefinite size, but in capacity less than half a barrel, usually from 5 to 10 gallons.
  • noun A lump; piece.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small cask or barrel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A round, traditionally wooden container of lesser capacity than a barrel, often used to store beer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small cask or barrel
  • noun the quantity contained in a keg

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi ("keg")

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