keg

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noun \ˈkeg, dialectal ˈkag, ˈkāg\

Definition of keg

  1. 1 :  a small cask or barrel having a capacity of 30 gallons or less

  2. 2 :  the contents of a keg

Examples of keg in a Sentence

  1. They drank an entire keg of beer.

Origin and Etymology of keg

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


First Known Use: circa 1632


KEG Defined for English Language Learners

keg

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noun \ˈkeg, dialectal ˈkag, ˈkāg\

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

keg

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noun \ˈkeg\

Definition of keg for Students

  1. 1 :  a small barrel holding 30 gallons (about 114 liters)

  2. 2 :  the contents of a keg a keg of root beer



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