- a cask
- an English unit of liquid measure of about 18 imperial gallons
Origin of kilderkinMiddle English kylderkin, altered ; from Middle Dutch kinderkin, quarter tun, diminutive ; from kintal ; from Medieval Latin quintale: see quintal
- A cask.
- An obsolete English measure of capacity equal to 18 imperial gallons (81.8 liters).
Origin of kilderkinMiddle English, alteration of Middle Flemish kinderkin, variant of Middle Dutch kindekijn : quintel, quintlein, quintal (from Medieval Latin quintale; see quintal) + -kijn, diminutive suff.
- A small barrel.
- An old English liquid measure, usually being half a barrel; containing 18 English beer gallons, or nearly twenty-two gallons, United States measure.