Definition of keg in English:

keg

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Pronunciation: /kɛg
 
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noun

  • 1A small barrel, especially one of less than 10 gallons or (in the US) 30 gallons.
    More 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.
    Synonyms
    barrel, cask, vat, butt, tun, drum, hogshead, firkin, tub, tank, container, vessel
  • 1.1British short for keg beer.

Origin

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

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