keg

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A typical keg (half-barrel) with single opening in the center of the top end.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi ‎(keg)

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Noun[edit]

keg ‎(plural kegs)

  1. A round, traditionally wooden container of lesser capacity than a barrel, often used to store beer.

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Verb[edit]

keg ‎(third-person singular simple present kegs, present participle kegging, simple past and past participle kegged)

  1. (transitive) To store in a keg.
    • 2011, Carla Kelly, Coming Home for Christmas (page 116)
      He gestured toward the empty chair and the other officers began passing him their kegged beef and ship's biscuit.
    • 2015, Randy Mosher, Mastering Homebrew (page 228)
      Many of us get impatient with the tedium of bottling after a year or two and start thinking about kegging our beers instead.

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