A small wooden pail with one stave extended above the rim to serve as a handle.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Piggin
Origin obscure (possibly Celtic) but dates back at least to the 14th century. Scots; compare Gaelic pigean, diminutive of pigeadh, pige, an earthen jar, pitcher, or pot, Irish pigin, pighead, Welsh piccyn.
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