Definition of keg in English:

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Pronunciation: /keɡ/


1A small barrel, especially one of less than 30 gallons or (in the UK) 10 gallons.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with keg

beg, cleg, egg, Eigg, Greg, leg, Meg, peg, skeg, teg, yegg

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Syllabification: keg

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