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kilderkin

[ kil-der-kin ]
/ ˈkɪl dər kɪn /
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noun
a unit of capacity, usually equal to half a barrel or two firkins.
an English unit of capacity, equal to 18 imperial gallons (82 liters).
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Origin of kilderkin

1350–1400; Middle English, dissimilated variant of kinderkin<Middle Dutch, equivalent to kinder (≪ Arabic qinṭārquintal) + -kin-kin

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British Dictionary definitions for kilderkin

kilderkin
/ (ˈkɪldəkɪn) /

noun
an obsolete unit of liquid capacity equal to 16 or 18 Imperial gallons or of dry capacity equal to 16 or 18 wine gallons
a cask capable of holding a kilderkin

Word Origin for kilderkin

C14: from Middle Dutch kindekijn, from kintal hundredweight, from Medieval Latin quintale; see kentledge
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