noun \ˈtən\

Definition of TUN

:  a large cask especially for wine
:  any of various units of liquid capacity; especially :  one equal to 252 gallons

Examples of TUN

  1. <in olden days an English ship's capacity was measured by the number of tuns of wine it could hold>

Origin of TUN

Middle English tonne, tunne, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English, from Medieval Latin tunna; Anglo-French tone, tonne, from Medieval Latin
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

Rhymes with TUN


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