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firkin

Pronunciation: /ˈfɜːrkən; ˈfɜːkɪn/

Translation of firkin in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (measure) (in UK)[ 9 galones o 41,9 litros ]
    Example sentences
    • 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, kilderkin and hogshead.
    • Five firkins - that's about 360 pints or 41 litres - of Black Satin, his latest brew, were snapped up from his brewery.
    1.2 (small barrel) barril (masculine) pequeño
    Example sentences
    • If that wasn't enough he has provided T-shirts for the gang to wear on the ride (no yellow jerseys required) and thrown in five firkins of beer.
    • Her own father was a cooper in Kilaville and made the firkins there.
    • But Craig, a former club footballer and referee, is confident the team has a good chance of winning and has donated a firkin to the players for after the game.

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