keg

noun \ ˈkeg , dialectal ˈkag , ˈkāg \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

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

  1. They drank an entire keg of beer.

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Origin and Etymology of keg

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

keg Synonyms

Related Words

scuttlebutt;

cistern, tub, vat;

can, drum;


KEG Defined for English Language Learners

keg

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

noun \ ˈkeg \

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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