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keg

[ keg ]
/ kɛg /
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noun
a small cask or barrel, usually holding from 5 to 10 gallons (19 to 38 liters).
a unit of weight, equal to 100 pounds (45 kilograms), used for nails.
Also kegger. a keg party; beer bust.
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Origin of keg

1585–95; earlier cag<Old Norse kaggi
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British Dictionary definitions for keg

keg
/ (kɛɡ) /

noun
a small barrel with a capacity of between five and ten gallons
British
  1. an aluminium container in which beer is transported and stored
  2. Also called: keg beer beer kept in a keg: it is infused with gas and served under pressure

Word Origin for keg

C17: variant of Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse kaggi cask
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Other Idioms and Phrases with keg

keg

see sitting on a powder keg.

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