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
kegged; kegging; kegs

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 At the office, there’s cold brew on tap for work hours and also a keg of beer for the after-work celebrations, which often involve ping-pong tournaments in the company’s game room. Eric Barton, sun-sentinel.com, 20 May 2021 The two-week–long event was originally scheduled to begin with the celebratory first keg tapped by the lord mayor himself at the traditional Schottenhamel tent on Sept. 18. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 3 May 2021 The restaurant tap pours it from a keg, a fresh batch every two days. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Giant dish mirrors in the New Mexico desert erected by scientists at Sandia National Laboratories capture some of that energy and have been used to concentrate it on a cylindrical machine that looks like a beer keg—a would-be solar-fuel generator. David Biello, Scientific American, 23 Sep. 2010 Use a watermelon tapper to create a fun keg out of the watermelon rind. Laura Wheatman Hill, chicagotribune.com, 27 Feb. 2021 Artwork will be displayed in The Loft alongside a fiery firkin keg. Anchorage Daily News, 4 Feb. 2021 That meant draft beer was on hold, so keg production was no longer a viable option. cleveland, 22 Dec. 2020 Fill the keg with clean, cold tap water and lock the lid into place. New York Times, 12 Dec. 2020

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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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1 Jun 2021

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“Keg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keg. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for keg

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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