keg

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noun
  1. a small cask or barrel, usually holding from 5 to 10 gallons (19 to 38 liters).

  2. a unit of weight, equal to 100 pounds (45 kilograms), used for nails.

  1. Also kegger. a keg party; beer bust.

Origin of keg

1
1585–95; earlier cag<Old Norse kaggi

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British Dictionary definitions for keg

keg

/ (kɛɡ) /


noun
  1. a small barrel with a capacity of between five and ten gallons

  2. British

    • an aluminium container in which beer is transported and stored

    • Also called: keg beer beer kept in a keg: it is infused with gas and served under pressure

Origin of keg

1
C17: variant of Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse kaggi cask

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keg

see sitting on a powder keg.

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