- a small barrel, usually one holding less than ten gallons
- a unit of weight for nails, equal to 100 pounds
Origin of kegMiddle English cagge ; from or akin to Old Norse kaggi, keg ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ?egh-, a branch, stake from source eastern; English dial cag, stump
- a. A small cask or barrel with a capacity of about 30 gallons (114 liters).b. Such a container and its contents.
- A unit of weight used for nails, equal to 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms).
transitive verbkegged, keg·ging, kegs
Origin of kegMiddle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi.
From Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi (“keg”)