hogshead

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noun hogs·head \ˈhȯgz-ˌhed, ˈhägz-\

Definition of hogshead

  1. 1 :  a large cask or barrel

  2. 2 :  any of various units of capacity; especially :  a U.S. unit equal to 63 gallons (238 liters)

Examples of hogshead in a Sentence

  1. the ship's hold carried 164 hogsheads of molasses

First Known Use of hogshead

14th century


HOGSHEAD Defined for Kids

hogshead

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noun hogs·head \ˈhȯgz-ˌhed, ˈhägz-\

Definition of hogshead for Students

  1. 1 :  a very large cask

  2. 2 :  a unit of liquid measure equal to 63 gallons (about 238 liters)



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