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kilderkin

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noun kil·der·kin \ˈkil-dər-kən\

Definition of kilderkin

  1. 1 :  an English unit of capacity equal to 12 barrel

  2. 2 :  cask



Examples of kilderkin in a sentence

  1. <the kilderkins that line one wall of the brewpub are just for decoration—there's no beer in them>



Origin of kilderkin

Middle English, from Middle Dutch kindekijn, from Medieval Latin quintale quintal


First Known Use: 14th century


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