a deep bin in which animal skins and fish are salted.

Origin of kench

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kench

Historical Examples of kench

  • A separate organization of negro companies, by Kench, does not appear to have been deemed advisable at that time.

    The Black Phalanx

    Joseph T. Wilson

  • Packing in bulk, or "kench," as the fishermen term it, is intrusted only to the most experienced hands.

    The Sea Rovers

    Rufus Rockwell Wilson

  • There is an English translation, by Mr. Kench Suyematsu, of the first seventeen chapters.