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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals.

Usage examples (25)
  • The fraught of these prouisions for a man, will be about halfe a tun, which is12 l. 10s. 10d.
  • -- A tun is a certain measure for liquids, as for wine, and its capacity equals two pipes, or four hogsheads, or 252 gallons.
  • Later the village was surrounded by a wall called a tun, and by a transfer of terms the village frequently came to be called a mark, or tun, later changed to town.
  • I thought the name was Anglo-Saxon for the topographical feature of the Humber River and "tun" or "ton", meaning farm or homestead. for more
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