Tun Definition

tŭn
tunned, tunning
noun
A large cask, esp. for wine, beer, or ale.
Webster's New World
A measure of capacity for liquids, usually 252 wine gallons (954 liters)
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
vesseltubcask
abbreviation
Tunisia.
Webster's New World
Tunisian.
American Heritage
verb
To put into or store in a tun or tuns.
Webster's New World
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The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Tunisia.

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Other Word Forms of Tun

Noun

Singular:
tun
Plural:
tuns

Origin of Tun

  • Middle English from Old English tunne possibly of Celtic origin

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

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