Kilderkin meaning

kĭldər-kĭn
A cask.
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An obsolete English measure of capacity equal to 18 imperial gallons (81.8 liters).
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A cask.
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An English unit of liquid measure of about 18 imperial gallons.
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A small barrel.
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An old English liquid measure, usually being half a barrel; containing 18 English beer gallons, or nearly twenty-two gallons, United States measure.
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Origin of kilderkin

  • Middle English alteration of Middle Flemish kinderkin variant of Middle Dutch kindekijn quintel, quintlein quintal (from Medieval Latin quintāle quintal) -kijn diminutive suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition