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Definition of "keg" []

  • A small cask or barrel with a capacity of about 30 gallons (114 liters). (noun)
  • Such a container and its contents. (noun)
  • A unit of weight used for nails, equal to 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms). (noun)
  • To put or store in a small cask or barrel. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "keg" in a sentence
  • "What they're saying is that the alcohol started out as a pre-party with the seniors and some of the girls who watched the videotape with me said that there were four kegs there and some of the video we showed you yesterday were girls doing what they called keg stands, hand stands on kegs, excessive amounts of drinking."
  • "Â Plus that, the keg is enclosed, so the beer stays cold and there is less waste!"
  • "Â Buying beer by the keg is MUCH CHEAPER than buying it in the bottle."