Definition of firkin
1 : a small wooden vessel or cask
2 : any of various British units of capacity usually equal to 1⁄4 barrel
Examples of firkin in a Sentence
the innkeeper opened up a firkin of his special ale for the weary travelers
Recent Examples of firkin from the Web
Wednesday: Good City Brewing, 2108 N. Farwell Ave., is the site for this year's MKE Firkin Craft Beer Festival preview party from 7 to 9 p.m. The party includes a firkin, of course.
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