Definición de kilderkin en inglés:

Compartir esta entrada

kilderkin

Pronunciación: /ˈkɪldəkɪn/

sustantivo

1A cask for liquids or other substances, holding 16 or 18 gallons.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • If you take a barrel to be two kilderkins and a kilderkin to be two firkins (which are themselves, of course, nine gallons), then the saving works out at about 14p per pint.
  • Other sizes were the firkin (9 gallons; from medieval Dutch meaning ‘a fourth’, that is, a quarter of a barrel), kilderkin (18 gallon; half a barrel) and hogshead.
1.1A unit of measurement equivalent to the contents of a kilderkin.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • A kilderkin is an old English liquid measure, dating from about the 13th century, equal to 16 (old and ill-defined) gallons, or half a barrel.

Origen

Late Middle English: from Middle Dutch kinderkin, variant of kinerkijn, diminutive of kintal (see quintal).

For editors and proofreaders

Saltos de línea: kil¦der|kin

Compartir esta entrada
 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Palabras relacionadas