keg

noun
\ ˈkeg How to pronounce keg (audio) , dialectal ˈkag, ˈkāg\

Definition of keg

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a small cask or barrel having a capacity of 30 gallons or less
2 : the contents of a keg

keg

verb

Definition of keg (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to store (something, such as beer) in a keg This led us to purchase larger brewing equipment and begin bottling and kegging our beer for distribution in the Tokyo market.— Bryan Baird

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Other Words from keg

Verb

kegged adjective
He'll also have kegged root beer and perhaps locally made sodas on hand. Eater.com

Examples of keg in a Sentence

Noun

They drank an entire keg of beer.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

These tariffs have already wreaked havoc on American businesses that use aluminum and steel to produce everything from automobiles to beer kegs and baseball bats. David Mcintosh, WSJ, "No New Nafta Until Tariffs Have Been Lifted," 9 Dec. 2018 The young brewery operates on a small scale, producing just 20 kegs per batch. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "How The Perfect Pickle Beer Is Made," 18 Oct. 2016 Popularity for beer served out of kegs is on the rise in the country. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, "Beer Giants Tap Into Africa With Brews Under $1," 18 Aug. 2018 There was some camera technology built on top of the keg. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days," 10 July 2018 Last week Norovirus ripped through our house like a frat boy post-keg party with everyone young and old upchucking. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "'Tis The Season For Spoiled and Entitled Kids (And the Surprising Way to Undo the Damage)," 13 Dec. 2011 Some experimental beers can’t be moved out of their tanks because the company doesn’t have approval for the labels on keg covers. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Where Did All the Craft Beer Go? Government Shutdown Closes Tap on New Brews," 11 Jan. 2019 Prince Harry can still hang, people (and kegs are never that fun, anyway). Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Prince Harry Reportedly Gave Up Alcohol for Meghan Markle, and His Family Is Thrilled," 2 Jan. 2019 Yards will also donate $10 from every keg of Philly Pale Ale sold in the Philadelphia region during the same timeframe to Prevention Point. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Yards Brewery has Super Bowl bet with Boston's Harpoon Brewery," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of keg

Noun

circa 1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keg

Noun

Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kaggi keg

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The first known use of keg was circa 1632

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keg

noun

English Language Learners Definition of keg

: a barrel for holding or serving something (such as beer)
: the amount of something contained in a keg

keg

noun
\ ˈkeg How to pronounce keg (audio) \

Kids Definition of keg

1 : a small barrel holding 30 gallons (about 114 liters)
2 : the contents of a keg a keg of root beer

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