Definition of tun
1 : a large cask especially for wine
2 : any of various units of liquid capacity; especially : one equal to 252 gallons
Examples of tun in a Sentence
in olden days an English ship's capacity was measured by the number of tuns of wine it could hold
Recent Examples of tun from the Web
All the remaining grain falls to the bottom of the stainless steel tun, creating a grain bed through which the liquid passes on its way back to the mash kettle.
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Origin and Etymology of tun
Middle English tonne, tunne, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English, from Medieval Latin tunna; Anglo-French tone, tonne, from Medieval Latin
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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