- 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
To put or store in a small cask or barrel.
Origin of kegMiddle English kag from Old Norse kaggi
From Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi (“keg”)