kilderkin

noun kil·der·kin \ ˈkil-dər-kən \

Definition of kilderkin

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

Examples of kilderkin in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of kilderkin

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

kilderkin Synonyms

Synonyms
barrel, butt, firkin, hogshead, keg, cask, pipe, puncheon, rundlet (or runlet), tun
Related Words
scuttlebutt; cistern, tub, vat; can, drum

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