kilderkin

noun
kil·​der·​kin | \ ˈkil-dər-kən How to pronounce kilderkin (audio) \

Definition of kilderkin

1 : an English unit of capacity equal to ¹/₂ barrel
2 : cask

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Examples of kilderkin in a Sentence

the kilderkins that line one wall of the brewpub are just for decoration—there's no beer in them

First Known Use of kilderkin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kilderkin

Middle English, from Middle Dutch kindekijn, from Medieval Latin quintale quintal

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“Kilderkin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kilderkin. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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