Definition of keg
1 : a small cask or barrel having a capacity of 30 gallons or less
2 : the contents of a keg
Examples of keg in a Sentence
They drank an entire keg of beer.
Recent Examples of keg from the Web
Some of Stormcloud's brews now are distributed in kegs to 33 counties in Michigan, where it is dispensed by tap.
To celebrate the start of a two-week stay a keg tapping will be held at the park at 4 p.m. with live music from Cris Lago and free beer and root beer available while supplies last.
Delivery trucks for produce, liquor and tourist shops stop blocks from their customers, forcing workers with dollies packed high with cardboard boxes or kegs to navigate the narrow sidewalks already busy with tourists.
McCarty Park: Grand opening keg tapping, with music by Cris Lago, 4-8 p.m. June 28, 8214 W. Cleveland Ave.
Out came the keg the next day, and everyone started egging on Muriel Holshevnikoff.
The actress shared a photo of her ripped husband as he and a friend set up a keg.
These have been powder-keg issues in London for years, with activists warning that some crisis would come sooner or later.
The kegs have a shelf life of 90 days. Perhaps more important for the everyday drinker, cold brew is a perfect companion for milk.
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Origin and Etymology of keg
Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kaggi keg
First Known Use: circa 1632See Words from the same year
KEG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of keg for English Language Learners
: a barrel for holding or serving something (such as beer)
: the amount of something contained in a keg
KEG Defined for Kids
Definition of keg for Students
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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