kilderkin


kil·der·kin

noun \ˈkil-dər-kən\

Definition of KILDERKIN

1
:  an English unit of capacity equal to 12 barrel
2
:  cask

Examples of KILDERKIN

  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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