some of numerous products of amount or capacity which range from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters), especially a unit of ability used in fluid measure in america, corresponding to 63 gallons (238 liters).
a big barrel or cask with this specific ability.
An English way of measuring convenience of liquids, containing 63 wine gallons, or around 52 1/2 imperial gallons; a half pipeline.
a big cask or barrel, of long articles; specially one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.
An English measure of capability, containing 63 wine gallons, or just around 521/2 imperial gallons; a half pipeline.
a big cask or barrel, of long articles; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.
a sizable cask for liquors, etc.
Specifically— A cask having the definite capacity of 63 old wine-gallons, 54 beer-gallons, etc. See def. 2.
A cask having a capacity of from 100 to 140 gallons: because, a hogshead of sugar, molasses, or cigarette.
A liquid measure containing 63 old wine-gallons (equal to 52½ imperial gallons), this value having been fixed by an English statute of 1423.
A draught, as of wine or ale, extracted from a cup which forms the pinnacle or cover of a jug in the shape of a hog. See Sussex pig, under pig.
a British device of convenience of alcoholic beverages