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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small wooden keg; A British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons.

Usage examples (30)
  • This particular firkin is reserved for thirsty Long Island beer enthusiasts.
  • Eight gallons make a measure called a firkin, in liquid substances, and a bushel, dry.
  • "firkin" - a small keg where cask ale is fermented.
  • The cask of Oakham Bishops Farewell is a full firkin which is about 80 pints. for more
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