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1. hogshead

noun. a large cask especially one holding 63 gals.

Synonyms

  • barrel

Etymology

  • hoggeshed (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. hogshead

noun. a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages.

Synonyms

  • British capacity unit
  • bbl
  • barrel

Etymology

  • hoggeshed (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word hogshead


1. Noun, singular or mass
A shilling ale referred to how much the beer cost per hogshead of beer initially and now refers to how strong the alcohol content is.

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