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- a small barrel, usually one holding less than ten gallons
- a unit of weight for nails, equal to 100 pounds
Origin: Middle English cagge from or akin to Old Norse kaggi, keg from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝegh-, a branch, stake from source eastern; English dial cag, stump
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- 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).
Origin: Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi.