- a large cask, esp. for wine, beer, or ale
- a measure of capacity for liquids, usually 252 wine gallons (954 liters)
Origin of tunMiddle English tonne from Old English tunne, large cask and Old French tonne, both from Medieval Latin tunna from Celtic base
transitive verbtunned, tun′ning
to put into or store in a tun or tuns
- A large cask for liquids, especially wine.
- A measure of liquid capacity, especially one equivalent to approximately 252 gallons (954 liters).
Origin of tunMiddle English from Old English tunne possibly of Celtic origin