a large cask for holding liquids, especially wine, ale, or beer.
a measure of liquid capacity, usually equivalent to 252 wine gallons.
to put into or store in a tun or tuns.
Other definitions for Tun. (2 of 2)
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How to use tun in a sentence
But, keeping Wu tun and his t-shirts in mind, how serious is Jack Ma about putting customers first?
Before the Wars there was aye abundance there of hot cakes and fresh herrings and Auxerre wine by the tun.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche | Anatole France
He asked Wa-kan-tun-ka, the Great Mystery, to give him strength and courage to overcome his enemies.Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
Lastly, he has baked the biggest Bannock on record; Cake with 5,000 eggs in it, and a tun of butter.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Acton, ak′tun, n. a stuffed leather jacket which used to be worn under a coat of mail.
"He were better bestowed on a tun of wine," the youth retorted, without looking up.The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
British Dictionary definitions for tun
a large beer cask
a measure of capacity, usually equal to 252 wine gallons
a cask used during the manufacture of beer
(tr) to put into or keep in tuns
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