Definition of keg in English:


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  • 1A small barrel, especially one of less than 30 gallons or (in the UK) 10 gallons.
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    • The owners of this bar have been very good to us, and occasionally even send down kegs of beer in the summer for special parties.
    • The wrong gas system will cause beer inside kegs to go flat or get foamy at the end of every keg.
    • After this it will be stored for conditioning, filtered, then packaged in bottles, cans or kegs.
    barrel, cask, vat, butt, tun, hogshead
    historical firkin
  • 2A unit of weight equal to 100 lb (45 kg), used for nails.


early 17th century: variant of Scots and US dialect cag, from Old Norse kaggi.

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