Tun meaning

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A large cask for liquids, especially wine.
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A measure of liquid capacity, especially one equivalent to approximately 252 gallons (954 liters).
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Tunisian.
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A large cask, esp. for wine, beer, or ale.
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A measure of capacity for liquids, usually 252 wine gallons (954 liters)
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To put into or store in a tun or tuns.
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Tunisia.
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The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Tunisia.
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Origin of tun

  • Middle English from Old English tunne possibly of Celtic origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition